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Woman accused of killing husband in Ohio arrested in her native Brazil

MIAMI - DECEMBER 15:  Officer Kevin Millan from the City of Miami Beach police department arrests a woman after she failed a field sobriety test at a DUI checkpoint December 15, 2006 in Miami, Florida. According to police, the woman failed a breathalyzer test by blowing into the device and receiving two readings one at .190 the other .183, which is twice the legal limit in Florida. The city of Miami, with the help of other police departments, will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up checkpoints during the holiday period looking to apprehend drivers for impaired driving and other traffic violations.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI - DECEMBER 15: Officer Kevin Millan from the City of Miami Beach police department arrests a woman after she failed a field sobriety test at a DUI checkpoint December 15, 2006 in Miami, Florida. According to police, the woman failed a breathalyzer test by blowing into the device and receiving two readings one at .190 the other .183, which is twice the legal limit in Florida. The city of Miami, with the help of other police departments, will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up checkpoints during the holiday period looking to apprehend drivers for impaired driving and other traffic violations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  (2006 Getty Images)

A U.S. congressman says a woman suspected of killing her husband in Ohio and fleeing to Brazil has been arrested by authorities there.

Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan says the U.S. ambassador to Brazil notified him Wednesday about Claudia Hoerig's arrest. He says Brazil's Supreme Court justices this week upheld a decision revoking Hoerig's citizenship in Brazil, allowing extradition efforts to proceed.

Officials previously said she had U.S. citizenship but couldn't be extradited because she was born in Brazil.

Prosecutors allege Hoerig fatally shot 44-year-old Karl Hoerig in 2007 at their Newton Falls home. A federal warrant charged her with fleeing to avoid prosecution.

In a statement released by Ryan, Karl Hoerig's brother and the Trumbull County prosecutor indicated they're hopeful Hoerig will be returned to Ohio to stand trial.

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