Man accused of killing common law wife appears in court

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HOUSTON - A man accused of shooting his common-law wife to death in 2010 was in court Monday.

Juan Castillo is facing murder charges in the death of Monica Leija.

Earlier this month, Castillo was extradited from El Salvador to Houston.

Police say Castillo fled to El Salvador after Leija was found shot to death in the bedroom of her Houston apartment.

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