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May 19, 2010 10:25 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Death Penalty Waived in Park Killing

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The death penalty will not be sought for a
construction worker accused of snatching a woman from a New
Orleans-area park before raping her and killing her.
That's according to the Jefferson Parish district attorney, who
says the death penalty is being waived to improve the chances that
Mexico will extradite 25-year-old Edmundo Cerda-Anima.
The FBI says Cerda-Anima was arrested Friday in Juarez, Mexico,
and then flown to Mexico City and jailed. He had been sought for
four years in the 2006 killing of 51-year-old Sandra Adams.
District Attorney Paul Connick told The Times-Picayune that the
extradition process could last 18 months. Plans call for
Cerda-Anima to be charged with second-degree murder and aggravated
rape.

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