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Published: Saturday, 1/5/2013

Toledo man faces charges for 2005 murder of estranged wife

A Toledoan has been extradited to Illinois to face charges for the 2005 murder of his estranged wife.

James Murry, 35, of 2410 Nebraska Ave. was taken to Cook County on Dec. 29, after he waived his right to contest extradition in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. He had been in the jail in lieu of $3 million bond set Dec. 19.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Murry and a co-defendant are charged with the August, 2005, death of 23-year-old Nayely Murry of Cicero, Ill. The victim was strangled, suffocated, and left inside a car trunk.

After the case was reviewed by the sheriff’s office’s cold case-unit in October, warrants were issued for Mr. Murry and Travon McDonald, 29. McDonald was arrested Dec. 20 after being paroled from an Illinois prison on an unrelated crime.

Both men were held without bond Friday pending court dates in Cook County.

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