Posted: Sep 26, 2012 10:13 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Kentucky death row inmate is set to be extradited to New Mexico to face murder charges in the 1991 slaying of a paramedic prosecutors say he kidnapped and shot in a remote desert area.
Kerri Richardson, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, told The Associated Press that a governor's warrant has been signed for 55-year-old Michael Dale St. Clair. St. Clair is scheduled for trial in January on charges he killed 22-year-old Timothy Keeling.
Dennis Gene Reese, who is serving life in prison in Oklahoma, is also charged with participating in Keeling's slaying. His status was unclear Wednesday.
Kentucky Department of Corrections spokeswoman Lisa Lamb declined to comment on the extradition of St. Clair, who is on death row for killing a Bardstown man in October 1991.
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