Tucumcari Suspect Hearing

A man suspected in a 1999 Tucumcari murder case appeared in court Friday in Washington State.

Teodoro Barraza is fighting extradition back to New Mexico, claiming he is not the same man police suspect of murder. Barraza is charged with the fatal stabbing of George Bermundez in April of 1999.

An identity hearing held today has been postponed for the second time until November 16th.

Washington law enforcement say they arrested Barraza in October for D.U.I., only to find he is wanted for killing a man in Eastern New Mexico.