Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Extradition Underway for the Barretos

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Barretos will soon be on the their way back to Mississippi. Union County authorities say they have contracted an inmate retrieval service, who left Arkansas today to pick up the couple from Oregon.

Janet and Ramon Barreto will now face charges of manslaughter, three counts of child abuse, six counts of child neglect, and tampering with a witness in the 2008 death of their daughter.

The Barretos failed to show up for court back in 2009, which spurred a five year manhunt.

They were on the U.S. Marshal’s Top 15 most wanted list until they were captured near a shopping mall near Portland, Oregon last week.