COLOMA, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her father has been extradited to southwestern Michigan after about three months in jail in Colorado.
Alex Perez appeared in a Berrien County court Friday and was sent to jail on a $5 million bond. An attorney will be assigned.
Perez is charged with murder in the deaths of 27-year-old Renee Mitchell and her father, 67-year-old John Mitchell, in Coloma in January. Police caught him and his two young daughters in Georgetown, Colorado, on Jan. 15.
Police believe the 24-year-old Perez was returning home to Los Angeles at the time.
At the courthouse Friday, Perez’ sister, Laura, says there are “two sides to the story.” She says his family supports him.