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Suspect in woman's slaying to return to NC from NY

Sep 22, 2010 7:31:00 AM - thestate.com
The man accused of killing a North Carolina police chief's daughter and dumping her body in a self-storage unit waived extradition from New York on Tuesday, the day of the slain woman's funeral.

In a five-minute hearing Tuesday, a subdued Michael Neal Harvey said he would not fight extradition and would return to the Charlotte, N.C., area.

Harvey, wearing an orange jail jumpsuit and handcuffs, was sent to the Niagara County Jail to await transfer. It was not immediately known when he would be extradited, but North Carolina authorities are already in New York.

Police say Harvey killed 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton last week and dumped her body before fleeing to Niagara Falls, where he grew up.

Four family members were with the 34-year-old Harvey in court, where his mother broke into tears. Neither his family nor his attorney, Michael White, spoke to reporters as they left the courtroom.

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