Man Extradited from Mexico to Face Charges in Fatal 2010 Road Rage Stabbing
Above: Guillermo Avina | Yolo County Sheriff’s Office
A man has been extradited from Mexico to face charges in connection to a fatal stabbing in Yolo County more than ten years ago.
According to a Yolo County Sheriff’s Office press release, 37-year-old Guillermo Perez Avina was wanted as the primary suspect in a fatal stabbing along County Road 99W in Dunnigan on July 7, 2010.
Police had responded to the scene of what was initially reported as a car accident and found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was ultimately pronounced deceased.
Investigators believe the stabbing was the result of a road rage incident, in which Avina allegedly got out of his car and violently attacked the victim, police said.
The FBI obtained a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution after learning that Avina had fled to Mexico. Before he could be extradited, Avina was arrested by Mexican authorities in 2016 for an unrelated crime, and began serving a sentence in Mexico shortly thereafter.
Following completion of his sentence, on November 18, 2022, U.S. federal authorities escorted Avina from Mexico back to Sacramento, California, and booked him at the Yolo County Jail.