ONLY ON 13: Man wanted for Cohoes infant’s death is extradited from Mexico and now in Albany County

Anthony Ojeda extradited from Mexico

A Cohoes man wanted for the murder of a six-week-old baby has not been extradited from Mexico back to the United States. Anthony Ojeda had been on the run for more than two years.

ALBANY — Minutes after landing at the airport, Anthony Ojeda was taken to the federal courthouse in Albany.

He said nothing in response to our questions.

For dedicated law enforcement, this was a long time coming.

“This is huge for us. Huge for the detectives who worked the case. Huge for the state police major crimes unit who worked the case with us and also big for the Marshals who spent the last three years tracking down Neil Garzon and Anthony Ojeda,” said Cohoes Police Chief Todd Waldin.

42-year-old Anthony Ojeda had been one of the U.S. Marshals top 15 Most Wanted Fugitives in the country.

In January, he and his husband Neil Garzon were captured in Mexico after more than two years on the run together.

NewsChannel 13 was there as Garzon was brought back to Albany County in March.

Five years ago, in 2019, Cohoes police were called for an unresponsive six-week-old boy at the couple’s home.

Baby Eli died at the hospital.

Prosecutors say the infant had injuries to his ribs and head, and toxic levels of methamphetamine that killed him.

Ojeda, Eli’s guardian, was charged with his murder.

The couple took off in August 2021 and went on the lam.

But Cohoes police never gave up. Neither did the U.S. Marshals.

Now Ojeda has been extradited from Mexico and is back in Albany County, soon to go to court.

“There’s some relief in that, but there’s still a court process to go through,” said Chief Waldin. “But the biggest steps were getting them both back here into Albany, into New York and the United States so that that court process could continue and that they will answer for their crimes.”

Ojeda was taken to the Albany County jail.

Anthony Ojeda