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Alleged Hazleton Murderer Extradited from Mexico

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HAZLETON — An alleged murderer was brought back to Luzerne County from Mexico on Tuesday.

Police in Hazleton and the Luzerne County District Attorney’s office accuse Oscar Lozano-Garcia of strangling Maria Brea in Hazleton back in December of 2012.

According to U.S. Marshals, Lozano-Garcia was arrested in Mexico in January of this year and was being held in a prison in Mexico.

Lozano-Garcia will be arraigned Tuesday night in Luzerne County.


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