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Posted December 16, 2010 | comments Leave a comment

Man remains in jail in 2008 killing

BERRYVILLE -- A Mexican man accused of murdering one person and trying to kill another in Clarke County in 2008 remains in jail without bond.

Jose M. Cuevas-Gonzalez, 56, of Jalisco, Mexico, appeared in Clarke County General District Court via video from the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center on Wednesday.

A grand jury indicted Cuevas-Gonzalez on single counts of possession of a gun by an illegal alien, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and first-degree murder. Authorities charged Cuevas-Gonzalez in the July 9, 2008, shooting death of Juan Francisco-Cortez, 22, of Charlotte, N.C.

Cuevas-Gonzalez also is charged with attempted murder in the shooting and wounding of Daniel Guerrero-Lopez.

Authorities found the defendant in Mexico in July.

Cuevas-Gonzalez is scheduled to make his first appearance on his circuit court charges on Monday.

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