Murder convict to fight extradition to New York
SANTO DOMINGO. – The extraditable Angel Guridi, wanted in New York on murder charges, halted the negotiation for voluntary extradition and requested trial in this country, for which the Supreme Court set a hearing for 9am April 25.
Guridi, who also goes by the name Roberto Castro, is wanted for the March 16, 1993, murder of his wife, the also Dominican Altagracia Valdez, a crime which until recently had been on the NY Police’s list of unsolved cases.
However 14 years later an analysis of DNA found in the scene matched Guridi’s, who was questioned about the homicide in 1999, but later fled to Dominican Republic.
It wasn’t until September 23, 2010, when a New York Supreme Court judge found him guilty of second degree murder, resulting from the insistence by victim’s relatives that he had killed his Dominican fiancé.