Man accused of 1994 murder makes court appearance

HOUSTON 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.

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