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Triple murder suspect transported back to NY

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A man accused of killing his family in New York was arrested in Central Texas this week. A Fayette County Trooper saw the white van that Miguel Mejia-Ramos was driving at this truck stop off I-10.

Now, three days after police say he killed his family, he'll be taken back to New York.

With his hands and ankles shackled, 28-year-old Miguel Mejiia-Ramos was escorted out of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office to begin his trip back to New York.

"Why did you kill your family? Miguel, anything you want to say?" reporters asked.

He didn't say a word as he got into the van.

Sunday, police say the bodies of Mejia-Ramos two children, ages 1 and 2, and their 21-year-old mother, were found inside their queens apartment. Police say they had all been stabbed.

Officers put out an arrest warrant for Mejia-Ramos and 24 hours later they tracked his cell phone near Weimer, about 100 miles from Austin.

"It happened relatively quick. A trooper got the info. He was near Schulenburg on Interstate 10 going to Weimer," Fayette County Lt. David Beyer said.

The trooper spotted his vehicle at this truck stop and called for backup.

"You're thinking, does he have weapons, is he going to put up a fight?" Beyer said.

But Mejia-Ramos gave up without a fight. Officers pulled him over in Fayette County and took him into custody. Detectives from New York then flew to Texas.

"The detectives from New York interviewed him and he did confess to the crime," Beyer said.

He's been charged with murder for the triple stabbing.

Investigators believe Mejia-Ramos was trying to get to Mexico where he has families. Those detectives from New York are grateful troopers here were able to stop him before he got there.

As for why Mejia-Ramos may have killed his family that is still being investigated.

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