State will seek death penalty for Kansas triple murder suspect

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HARVEY COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A man and women wanted in connection to a triple murder last October in rural Harvey County were back in Kansas and behind bars Thursday evening.

Jereme Nelson, 35, and Myrta Rangel, 31 were extradited from California after being arrested in Mexico more than 1,400 miles away from the rural-Moundridge home where they are suspected of shooting and killing three people. 

On Friday, Harvey County Attorney David Yoder said the state has filed a notice to seek the death penalty for Nelson. 

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Nelson and Rangel are each charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 33-year-old Travis Street, 37-year-old Angela Graevs and 52-year-old Richard Prouty. The victims were found dead outside the home. 

The Harvey County Sheriff's Office said the pair was transported with the help of Sedgwick County deputies after arriving in Wichita earlier in the day. 

The suspect are awaiting their first appearances in court.

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