Fugitive sought in Spanish slaying caught in Fla.


Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.

MIAMI — Authorities in South Florida have arrested a man who was a fugitive in the ax slaying of a Spanish coffee shop owner.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 37-year-old Abdel Roca Teijelo was taken into custody after a traffic stop. He is scheduled to have a bail hearing Friday.

Spanish authorities say Teijelo is wanted for the killing of his employer, Ruben Joaquiun Fauste Elvira. The victim's body was discovered in June in a sarcophagus at a café in Saragossa, Spain. He died from numerous ax wounds to the head. The ax was also in the sarcophagus.

Prosecutors say cell phone records showed that the victim and Teijelo met at the café shortly before the victim disappeared.

Eventually Teijelo will be extradited to Spain to face the charges.

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