An alleged gang member who prosecutors say threw a screwdriver into the open window of a rival group’s car following a dispute outside a Wisconsin high school striking a 15-year-old female passenger in the head, has been nabbed in Mexico over a decade after the murder.
Vidal Rodriguez-Alvarez, first indicted on a first-degree intentional homicide charge in 2008, was scheduled to appear before a judge in Milwaukee on Tuesday, WISN reported. The 32-year-old had been wanted for the past 12 years until he was located by the U.S. Marshals Service in Mexico last month.
WDJT-TV also reported that he was captured in Mexico but details about the arrest weren’t immediately available. U.S. Marshals transferred over custody of Rodriguez-Alvarez to members of the Milwaukee Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit on May 27 at the General Mitchell International Airport, according to Milwaukee County Jail records. His bond is listed at $500,000.
Rodriguez-Alvarez was a 19-year-old member of the “Mexican Posse” street gang in when he allegedly murdered 15-year-old Liana Razo following a confrontation that began outside South Division High School, according to a criminal complaint. Razo was sitting in vehicle with two others outside the school on Sept. 5, 2018 – the driver was an admitted member of the rival C-14 gang.