Man Busted in Flight Attendant's Mexico Murder

Nick Aaronson found bound, strangled in hotel
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2011 12:13 AM CDT
Suspect Busted in US Flight Attendant's Mexico Murder
Journalists speak to the man suspected of murder in Nick Aaronson's death in Mexico City.   (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

A man has been busted in the murder of a US Airways flight attendant who was found naked, bound, and strangled in a Mexico City hotel. FBI agents nabbed the suspected killer of Nick Aaronson using a hotel surveillance camera and tracking the GPS on his stolen cell phone, reports KPHO TV in Phoenix. "I wish they had the death penalty in Mexico," Aaronson's mom said. The killer "took the light out of my life," she added. Aaronson was in Mexico during a work layover and his body was found by co-workers. His luggage was strewn about and cash was missing, according to authorities. He apparently met his 20-year-old killer in a local bar before Aaronson returned to the hotel with him. The suspect has admitted punching Aaronson, but denies that he killed him. (More Nick Aaronson stories.)

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