Canadian high court to consider N.H. extradition

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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - The Supreme Court of Canada plans to hear arguments over whether two men should be extradited to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two Nashua women 25 years ago.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports the court has agreed to hear the appeals of David Caplin and Anthony Barnaby. They are suspected of killing Charlene Ranstrom and Brenda Warner in October 1988.

Three juries failed to convict or acquit Barnaby. Officials dropped first-degree murder charges against Caplin after courts threw out much of the evidence.

There was no indication of when the cases will be heard.

A lower Canadian court ruled in August that Caplin would be extradited, but that trying Barnaby a fourth time would be unprecedented.

Police say new DNA evidence and witnesses justify extradition.


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