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Murder Suspect Extradited From Nevada

The man arrested in early June for the murder of a Nevada County man is expected to be arraigned Thursday. But Assistant D-A Chris Walsh says since 31-year-old Joseph Ward was taken into custody in Nevada, he had to be extradited and opposed it, forcing a court hearing in that state…

click to listen to Chris Walsh

Walsh says fighting extradition usually doesn’t accomplish much except buy some extra time for a suspect and it just puts off the inevitable…

click to listen to Chris Walsh

Ward is accused of killing 61-year-old Kenneth Pestana, whose body was found June 7th in a home off Highway 20 northeast of Nevada City.

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