- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Court officials in Springfield, Massachusetts, say the suspect in the 2009 killing of a New Britain High School football player will not waive extradition to Massachusetts, forcing a two-month process returning him to the Bay State.

The New Britain Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1ufsq4S ) that Michael Rodriguez was taken into custody Dec. 1 after Springfield police notified authorities he may have been in Bridgeport.

Authorities say the 30-year Rodriguez will be charged with murder in the shooting death of Julian Cartie in Springfield in February 2009. The 25-year-old Cartie was preparing to head to Afghanistan with a Connecticut National Guard unit.

Rodriguez is being held on $500,000 bond in Connecticut.

Springfield court officials say he declined to waive extradition at an appearance in Bridgeport Superior Court last week.

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Information from: New Britain Herald, https://www.newbritainherald.com


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