MADRID – A Puerto Rican woman wanted by the United States for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband has told a Spanish extradition hearing she is the innocent and the victim of "corrupt and Mafioso" types.
Aurea Vazquez Rijos, 32, told Madrid's National Court on Wednesday that she did not want to be extradited, and claimed she was unaware she had been wanted.
Vazquez was arrested in June in Madrid after flying in from Italy, where she had lived since 2008. A U.S. grand jury indicted her that year following accusations that she offered a man $3 million to kill Adam Anhang, who was beaten and stabbed to death in Puerto Rico in 2005.
The court is expected to rule on the extradition within three weeks.