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Mexico OKs extradition of U.S. murder suspect

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of killing a Denver police officer can be extradited to the United States, the Consulate General of Mexico said.

Raul Gomez-Garcia was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Detective Donald Young and the wounding of Detective John H. Bishop in May while the men were working off-duty as security for a party.

He has been jailed in Mexico since he was captured there in June.

Gomez-Garcia has 15 working days to appeal, the Mexican Consulate said in a news release Thursday. If he does not, he could be returned to Colorado before the end of the year, Denver district attorney's spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said.