Man Accused Of Murdering Girlfriend Waives Extradition
LA VERGNE, Tenn. – The man accused of murdering his girlfriend in her La Vergne home and then trying to leave the country has waived extradition, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
55-year-old Maximalian Ocon was arrested Friday in Houston after Customs officers stopped him as he was about to board an international flight. He is accused of killing 48-year-old Rafaela Ortiz, who was found dead in her La Vergne home on Thursday night.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's office said two detectives and an officer who can translate are headed down to Houston on Tuesday. They have already spoken with Houston police and Customs officers and told them what evidence that LPD detectives will need to present to the District Attorney.
An autopsy conducted Friday morning showed that Ortiz died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.
Officials said that the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department will be traveling to Houston to pick Ocon up and transport him back to Tennessee.