A 29-year-old Kansas City man was charged Thursday with strangling an 18-year-old Mission woman found dead Tuesday night in a Kansas City, Kan., motel.
Wyandotte County prosecutors said Carlos A. Gallegos is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Monica J. Chavira.
Gallegos was arrested earlier Thursday in Kansas City and is being held in Jackson County pending a hearing to determine if he will fight extradition to Kansas.
His bond in the Wyandotte County case has been set at $1 million.
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Chavira was found dead Tuesday night in a motel room in the 500 block of Southwest Boulevard.