A Pottstown murder suspect who fled to Broward County, Florida, last month has been returned to this area to face charges he killed his girlfriend, 31-year-old Alicia Schmidt, police said today.
Edwin Carrero, 32, appeared for arraignment at 1 p.m. on Saturday before Magisterial District Court Judge Edward C. Kropp, Sr. in Pottstown.
The judge ordered Carrero held without bail at the Montgomery County prison on murder and related offenses.
Police say that sometime on Feb. 2, Carrero allegedly choked Schmidt at her home in the 400 block of Cherry Street and pushed her down a flight of stairs.
Officers found her dead at the bottom of the basement steps. An autopsy showed the cause of death was broad ligature strangulation.