Renton man charged with murder in connection to woman found dead in Mexico

Renton man charged with murder in connection to woman found dead in Mexico
Renton man charged with murder in connection to woman found dead in Mexico
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Seattle Times staff reporter

King County prosecutors charged a 61-year-old Renton man on Thursday with murder in the killing of Reyna Hernandez, the woman whose body was found in Mexicali, Mexico, in March, the Renton Police Department said Monday.

Louie Hernandez has been charged with first-degree murder, https://twitter.com/RentonpdWA/status/1787604855487713510/photo/1 He was arrested in Mexico on unrelated charges in March and remains in jail there. King County prosecutors say they are in the process of putting together a request to extradite him to the UShttps://twitter.com/RentonpdWA/status/1787604855487713510/photo/1

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https://twitter.com/RentonpdWA/status/1787604855487713510/photo/1was later found in a Mexican cemetery.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined last month that she had been shot in the head.

Renton police said her death appeared to be connected to domestic violence and that she may have been taken against her will.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Help for domestic-violence survivors

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you have been abused by an intimate partner, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY). A variety of agencies in the area offer assistance, including confidential shelters, counseling, child therapy and legal help. For a list of resources, visit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s website.

 
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