Alleged Killer Of Bride-To-Be Returned To Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A parolee charged with killing a woman during a burglary and setting her home on fire has been taken back to Los Angeles after fleeing to Mexico.

Baja State Police arrested 34-year-old Omar Armando Loera in Mexicali and turned him over to Los Angeles police Tuesday night. He remains jailed without bail Wednesday.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird Reports From North Hollywood

Loera, a homeless ex-convict, is accused of stabbing 34-year-old Chere Osmanhodzic in her Valley Village home in July. Her fiance returned home to find a man inside and chased him several blocks, then came back to find the house in flames.

Loera was charged last month with murder with special circumstances, making him eligible for the death penalty. He’s also charged with burglary, arson and assault with a deadly weapon.

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