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Double homicide suspect back to Idaho for trial

Carlin waives extradition, will return to Lewiston

By Jayati Ramakrishnan

East Oregonian

Published on January 9, 2018 5:21PM

Last changed on January 9, 2018 9:22PM

Richard Carlin

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office

Richard Carlin

A double murder suspect arrested in Stanfield in November will return to Idaho for his trial.

Richard Carlin, 73, waived extradition at a court hearing on Monday, allowing him to be taken into custody and returned to the state where charges are pending.

Carlin had been in the Umatilla County Jail since Nov. 22, after he was arrested at the Stanfield Pilot truck stop. He is accused of fleeing Lewiston, Idaho, earlier that morning after police he allege he murdered his ex-wife and daughter and seriously injured his son-in law.

Umatilla County Deputy District Attorney Craig Russell said Carlin signed his waiver of extradition. He said he didn’t know when Carlin would depart for Idaho, but authorities would begin the process immediately.

Russell said Carlin did not say anything about why he decided to waive extradition, and that the entire hearing took about five minutes.

“I was fully prepared to go forward with the hearing,” Russell said. “I did not know he was going to waive extradition until his lawyer mentioned it.”

Carlin, a registered sex offender in Idaho, said in his initial November arraignment that he did not want to be sent back to Idaho because there was no way he would get a fair trial there.


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