Suspect in young couple's murder found in Colorado

AP News
Posted: Nov 15, 2014 1:36 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 20-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a teenage couple found in a car in Santa Fe last month has been arrested in Colorado.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office says that Ricardo "Ricky" Martinez was located Saturday morning at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs. He was taken into custody without incident.

The U.S. Marshals Service, which assisted in a surveillance operation, had added Martinez to its list of New Mexico's Most Wanted Violent fugitives.

Martinez is wanted in the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Venancio Cisneros and 13-year-old Anamarie Ojeda.

Authorities say he will be extradited back to New Mexico within the next two weeks.

Melicendro Martinez, the suspect's uncle and wanted by New Mexico Corrections Adult Probation and Parole Office, was also taken into custody.