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Suspect in Emporia homicide returned from Mexico, makes first court appearance


EMPORIA, Kansas — A suspect in a 2013 Emporia homicide has made his first court appearance after being returned from Mexico.

Gabino Ruiz-Ascensio was in Lyon County court Monday, where a preliminary hearing for the 27-year-old suspect was scheduled for Jan. 8.

Ruiz-Ascensio is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Police say two men were shot at an Emporia home in April 2013. Twenty-five-year-old Andrian Peralta died three days later, while 22-year-old Michael Koy was injured.

The Emporia Gazette reports ( ) Ruiz-Ascensio was found in Mexico in early November and was returned to Lyon County Detention Center on Friday.

Ruiz-Ascensio was initially arrested on minor charges in Mexico and arrested after a check turned up his warrant in the Emporia case.

Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette,

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