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Los Angeles murder suspect arrested after 27 years on lam

Los Angeles police released a photo showing Abel Avila's two California driver's licenses. Avila, a suspect in a 1985 murder in Los Angeles, was living under a fake identity in San Jose. He was arrested Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

May 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police said a man wanted in connection to a love-triangle murder 27 years ago has been arrested.

Abel Avila was arrested Tuesday after officers found him hiding out in San Jose, where he had been living under a fictitious identity.

Avila is accused of shooting and killing his sister's boyfriend, Arnulfo Medina, in Los Angeles on July 10, 1985.

Medina was allegedly having an affair with one of Avila's married relatives. Investigators said Avila confronted Medina on the street, pulled out a gun and shot him.

Avila has been transported back to Los Angeles and booked for murder.

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