Delphos, Ohio man accused of murdering coal executive

LIMA, Ohio (AP): An Ohio man accused in the fatal shooting of a former coal chief executive has waived his right to an extradition hearing.

20-year-old Anthony Arriaga of Delphos, Ohio, appeared in court Tuesday in Lima, Ohio, about 12 hours after his arrest on a first-degree murder warrant.

Arriaga is accused in Monday’s shooting of Bennett Hatfield at a southern West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried.

Municipal Court Chief Deputy Clerk Brenda Benedict says Arriaga signed forms waiving his right to have an extradition hearing. Bond was set at $1 million.

Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish says West Virginia authorities are expected to transport Arriaga back to face charges.


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