By BLAKE SPURNEY
NEWTON - Two suspects wanted in connection with a triple homicide in late October in rural Moundridge are in custody in San Diego, California, awaiting extradition to Kansas on capital murder charges.
Jereme Lee Nelson, 34, and Myrta Rangel, 31, were arrested in Mexico on the murder warrants, said Harvey County Attorney David Yoder. Mexican authorities delivered the two suspects Friday morning to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Nelson and Rangel also are charged with three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Travis Street, Angela Graevs and Richard Prouty. Their bodies were found Oct. 30 outside a home in the 8600 block of North Spring Lake Road.
Yoder said Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents were en route Friday to San Diego to secure their return. He said he was still awaiting details about how authorities tracked Nelson and Rangel down. He has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the community room at the Harvey County Courthouse.
Harvey County’s last capital murder trial occurred in 2006. Gregory A. Moore was convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy Kurt Ford and four additional counts of attempted first-degree murder. Authorities had responded to a domestic dispute. Moore is serving life in prison with no possibility for parole.