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Sheriff: Suspect in Louisiana slaying arrested in Panama

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 01 2018 Oct 1, 2018 October 01, 2018 4:56 AM October 01, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: New Orleans Advocate

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff says a slaying suspect who fled the country has been arrested in Panama.

The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto says 40-year-old Saleh Omar, of Terrytown, has been charged with second-degree murder. Officials say Omar fled the country this month following the September death of a 29-year-old man who was found suffering blunt force trauma.

Another suspect, a 17-year-old boy, also has been arrested in connection with the slaying and charged with second-degree murder. Omar was arrested in Panama City, Panama and extradited to Miami, Florida. He's awaiting further extradition to Jefferson Parish.

It's unclear if the suspects have lawyers.

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