Associated Press Published

Man To Be Extradited From W.Va. to N.C. to Face Murder Charges


  A suspect in a multistate crime spree will be transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges.

Fifty-four-year-old Edward Watson Campbell of Alvin, Texas, waived extradition on Wednesday.

Campbell is charged in Granville County, North Carolina, with first-degree murder, burglary and other charges. Campbell and his son, 21-year-old Eric Campbell of Alvin, Texas, are accused of killing a couple near Oxford, North Carolina, on Jan. 1.

The Campbells also face charges in West Virginia stemming from a shootout with Lewisburg police. Greenbrier County prosecutor Patrick Via tells media outlets that these charges against Edward Campbell won’t be pursued, at least for now.

Via says the case against Eric Campbell is separate. His hearing on the West Virginia charges was postponed last week.