LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Delaware will extradite a 68-year-old suspect to Arkansas to face charges in a 1967 killing.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that James Leon Clay would be extradited after eight months of legal battles.
Clay faces an Arkansas warrant for first-degree murder in the shooting of 27-year-old James Ricks, whose skeletal remains were found in August 1967.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Clay has been picked up in Delaware and is expected to arrive at the Jackson County jail on Sunday.
Clay is scheduled for arraignment Monday.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com
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