Czechs to request extradition of US murder suspect

PRAGUE (AP) — Investigators say they have completed the evidence gathering necessary to seek extradition of an American man suspected of killing four extended family members in the Czech Republic.

Czech authorities suspect 20-year-old California native Kevin Dahlgren of fatally stabbing his aunt, uncle and two cousins in the city of Brno during his stay in May.

In a Monday statement, they say the evidence will be part of an official extradition request. Justice Ministry spokeswoman Stepanka Cechova says it will be sent to the U.S. this week.

Dahlgren was arrested May 23 at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Czech authorities have 60 days to deliver evidence and other documents to U.S. officials. If tried and convicted in the Czech Republic of committing four murders, Dahlgren would face up to life in prison.

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