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Haitian Fugitive Captured after 5 years on the run

Officials say a Haitian fugitive accused of killing 2 Boston sisters in 2011 has been captured in Haiti after 5 years on the run and will be brought back to Massachusetts to face murder charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 35-year-old Jean Weevens Janvier was captured June 3 at his mother's home in Santo, Haiti.

“An extremely violent crime landed Janvier on our 15 Most Wanted list,” said David Harlow, acting director of the Marshals Service, in Tuesday’s statement.

“Thanks to the tenacity of our criminal investigators and police cooperation at the local and international level, another dangerous fugitive is off the street and will face justice.” Janvier is charged in the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Stephanie Emile, and her 23-year-old sister, Judith, in their Dorchester apartment on Nov. 14, 2011. Authorities say responding officers discovered a 2-year-old child alive and alone with the victims. The Suffolk County district attorney's office says Janvier will be arraigned once he's brought back to Massachusetts, which could be later this week or early next week. It couldn't immediately be determined if Janvier is being represented by an attorney.

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