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July 14, 2015: Man Extradited from Mexico for 1983 Murder Arraigned

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A 67-year-old man entered a not guilty plea yesterday after being extradited from Mexico for a murder allegedly committed more than 30 years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Juan Jesús Flores (dob 5/16/48) was arraigned on one count of murder in case A086925.

Flores is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on Aug. 14 in Department 80 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

The murder case was filed in 1983 for the death of Robert Garver. On April 6, 1983, Garver was in Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills to help facilitate a meeting between the defendant and his estranged wife and daughter, prosecutors said.

The victim was killed as he allegedly attempted to stop Flores from fleeing on his vehicle with the child, prosecutors added. The defendant fled to Mexico after being ordered to stand trial on June 7, 1983. He was extradited back to the U.S. on June 5.

Flores remains in custody with no bail.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department.