Man accused of 1994 murder makes court appearance

Lydal Pearson, accused of a 1994 Houston murder, made a court appearance today.

September 13, 2010 2:58:34 PM PDT
A man accused of killing a man 16 years ago, appeared in court for a probable cause hearing Monday morning. Lynval Pearson is accused of killing Salvador Ortiz Vargas in January 1994. The Harris County District Attorney's cold case unit started re-investigating the murder last year, and uploaded Pearson's fingerprints into a national data base.

Authorities in New York got a hit when Pearson entered the country from Jamaica. New York police arrested Pearson in May, then extradited him to Houston last week.