Idaho Man Accused in Triple Homicide Fighting Extradition
COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A man is fighting extradition back to Idaho to face charges that he shot three people to death and wounded a fourth there last weekend.
John Lee on Friday declined to waive the formal extradition process. Authorities say the 29-year-old Lee killed three people — including his mother — before fleeing to Washington state. Lee is being held in the Whitman County jail following the Jan. 10 rampage.
His decision means Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will have to request extradition from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. On Friday, Lee also pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of eluding law enforcement officers in Whitman County, the result of a high-speed chase that occurred after the slayings.