'Octopus Murders' suspect to appear in court today
An extradition hearing for James “Jimmy” Hughes is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in Miami.
The 52-year-old is charged with three counts of murder in connection with a 1981 shooting of Cabazon Band of Mission Indians tribal leader Fred Alvarez, housemate Patricia Castro and friend Ralph Boger in Rancho Mirage.An extradition hearing for James “Jimmy” Hughes is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in Miami.
The case has been referred to as the “Octopus Murder” because of the tribe’s complex connections to government agencies and the lengthy list of people who have been rumored to be involved.
Hughes was arrested Sept. 26 at the Miami International Airport. Results from today’s hearing will be available later today, according to the Miami-Dade County Clerk’s Office.
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