Murderer Texas Fugitive Amit Livingston extradited from India to Texas will serve 23 years

Convicted murderer Amit M. Livingston a.k.a Andy Livingston was extradited to the United States on July 13. Livingston was arrested by the Indian Police after a manhunt lasting over 7 years.

Former state district Judge Abel Limas sentenced Livingston to 23 years in state prison in 2007, but allowed him 60 days to put his affairs in order. Livingston, however, managed to escape to India, and was on the run before being arrested in Hyderabad on May 6, 2014.

Amit, an American medical billing specialist, was convicted over the killing of Hermila Hernandez, a married mother of three children, in southern Texas in 2005. Livingston had admitted to having killed her. He pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced in Cameron County, Texas, to a 23-year prison term on February 13, 2007.

Livingston was listed by Interpol as a person wanted in the United States, and his mugshot was featured on America’s Most Wanted in June 2007.

In 2008 the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) requested assistance in the case from the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

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When local Indian authorities discovered Livingston was using a false name, they charged him with having used a false identity. This pending case held up Livingston’s extradition back to the United States for more than a year.

Finally, Livingston’s false identity case was dropped, and he was cleared for extradition. On July 13, 2015, DSS special agents boarded a flight with Livingston out of New Delhi International Airport. Upon arriving at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, they handed him over to U.S. Marshals, who escorted him to Culver County, Texas, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday, July 14.

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