Pedro Alberto Monterosso-Navas, the man accused of killing his girlfriend in Metairie on July 13, has chosen not to fight his extradition back to Jefferson Parish.
Monterosso-Navas, a 43-year-old Guatemalan immigrant, faces second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Heidy Monroy. The body of 25-year-old Monroy, from Honduras, was found unconscious in her bathtub with a blunt force trauma wound to the head, according to a release from the JPSO. The incident happened in the 4000 block of Durand Street.
Officers say Monterosso-Navas was the live-in boyfriend of Monroy.
Investigators say Monterroso-Navas fled the scene of his girlfriend's murder with three children: 12-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Monterosso-Navas was arrested July 14 in a trailer park in Katy, Texas. The children were unharmed and turned over to Texas authorities.
According to the Associated Press, Motetosso-Nava illegally crossed the Mexican border with his children last month and was released from custody after being issued a notice to report back to immigration authorities once he got settled in the United States, the Homeland Security Department said.
He was transported from Texas to the Investigations Bureau at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday.