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Fugitive Who Killed Southeast Missouri Woman Nabbed in Mexico

APRIL 18, 2005 - Posted at 8:10 a.m. CDT

 

SIKESTON, MO - An international search for a man who fatally stabbed his wife in southeast Missouri nearly seven years ago is over.

The FBI says Richard Yang was arrested Friday in Mexico.

Yang was sought in the July 4, 1998 killing of his wife, Louise.

Yang pleaded guilty in Scott County to second-degree murder.  But after he was allowed to post bond until formal sentencing, he fled the country in 1999.

Federal authorities charged Yang with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Yang was profiled three times on the Fox network's "America's Most Wanted" program.

Federal marshals are expected to return Yang this week to Cape Girardeau, where he will be arraigned on the flight-from-prosecution charge.  He will then be released to Scott County authorities.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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