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East Texas man arrested for San Diego murder

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A suspect who is linked to killing a San Diego man has been found and arrested here in East Texas.

The Henderson County Sheriff's Department says 60 year old Gerald Metcalf was arrested at his home in Chandler Tuesday.

Metcalf is accused of stabbing a man to death in 1971 in San Diego. An intern with the San Diego Police Department ran fingerprints in a new system and tracked him down. Metcalf is awaiting extradition to San Diego.

The Texas Rangers say Metcalf had lived in East Texas for more than 20 years. They also say Metcalf had been tried and acquitted in a separate murder case in Odessa.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com  

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