A man accused of fatally shooting another man in Blythe as retaliation for a drug-related robbery six years ago was due in court Wednesday on murder charges.

Jorge Ernesto Cazares, 29, is accused in the Dec. 1, 2012, slaying of Terrence Hughes, 24, who was shot in the back in the middle of the street near 251 N. Palm Drive, according to an arrest warrant declaration. Hughes was taken to Palo Verde Hospital in Blythe, where he later died.

The declaration states that one day prior to the shooting, Hughes robbed Cazares at gunpoint and stole methamphetamine from him.

Following Hughes’ death, a warrant was filed for Cazares’ arrest, which stated that police believed he had fled Blythe and was in El Centro or Mexicali.

Authorities did not disclose when Cazares was apprehended on the murder charges.

Cazares was transported by Riverside County officials Monday from an unspecified Imperial County jail to the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, according to county jail records. He’s being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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