The Times West Virginian

February 9, 2013

Washington waives extradition

Will be returned to West Virginia to face charges from Windmill Park murders

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Eddie Jack Washington, the Florida resident arrested Thursday for the 1974 triple Windmill Park homicides, will be returned to West Virginia to face three first-degree murder charges from that crime.

The 59-year-old Alabama native waived his right to extradition in an initial appearance before a magistrate in Hillsborough County Circuit Court Friday morning, according to Fairmont Police Chief Kelley D. Moran.

“He will appear before a judge Tuesday to set what the terms of that extradition will be,” Moran said from Florida.

“After that, we have up to two weeks to pick him up and bring him back to West Virginia.”

“Additional charges may be filed,” said  Marion County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Wilson. “There is perhaps a second person. So there may very well be a second arrest.”

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