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Judge Orders Extradition

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A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., over the last decade has been ordered extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge.
 
A West Virginia judge on Wednesday ordered 53-year-old Charles Severance extradited to Loudoun County, where a warrant has been issued on a firearms charge.

 
Severance's lawyer argued that the firearms warrant is a sham, and a pretext to hold him in relation to the unsolved Alexandria killings despite a lack of evidence.
 
Alexandria Police have not named Severance a suspect in any of the three fatal shootings, which occurred between 2003 and February of this year.
 
Severance's lawyer said at the conclusion of the hearing that he wants to discuss a possible appeal of the extradition order with his client.


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