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Accused child killer Noe Torres to return to Clovis


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man who was on the run in Mexico for nearly seven years is returned to the state to face charges in the murder of a 10-year-old Clovis boy.


Gov. Susana Martinez's office has confirmed that Noe Torres will be arriving Tuesday afternoon.


Authorities say Torres was part of a gang that fired several bullets into a Clovis home in September 2005, resulting in the death of 10-year-old Carlos Perez.


Torres was captured in Mexico on Jan. 25.


He faces three charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder and shooting at an occupied building.


Once Torres is returned to Curry County, District Attorney Matt Chandler plans to file a motion to have him moved to a more secure state prison because of his status as a high flight risk.


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