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Serial Killer's Extradition Approved

Serial Killer's Extradition Approved
By: Heartland News

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has approved and authorized Krajcir's extradition to Missouri.  The papers will be sent to Tamms Supermax Prison Friday.

A spokewoman for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich say he approved and authorized Krajcir's extradition Thursday and the paperwork will be delivered to the Tamms Supermax Prison Friday.

Cape County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle says the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department will quickly send deputies to Tamms to bring Krajcir to the Cape County jail.

Swingle thinks it could happen as soon as Friday or Monday and he expects the earliest Krajcir could appear in court would be Thursday of next week. 

Monday Governor Blunt sent a letter to Illinois Goveror Rod Blagojevich asking that Krajcir be extradited to Missouri quickly.

Krajcir faces five counts of murder and three counts of rape in Missouri.  Krajcir confessed to killing Mary and Brenda Parsh, Sheila Cole, Margie Call, and Mildred Wallace in Cape Girardeau.

He admitted to a killing spree in the late 70s and early 80's in Cape Girardeau.  He's confessed or been linked to eight murder in the Heartland and one in Pennsylvania.

Governor Blunt says the crimes are so horrific, he wants Krajcir to face justice quickly.

Krajcir remains behind bars at the Tamms Supermax Prison after pleading guilty to the 1982 murder of SIU college student Deborah Sheppard.

Police say he killed Joyce Tharp of Paducah in 1979.

He's been tied to the 1978 murder of Virginia Witte in Marion, Illinois.

He's also a suspect in an unsolved murder in his homestate of Pennsylvania.

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