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


Associated Press Writer

LOCKPORT, NY (AP) -- The man accused of killing a North Carolina police chief's daughter and dumping her body in a self-storage unit has waived extradition from New York.

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

The 34-year-old Harvey 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 Harvey in court, where his mother broke into tears.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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