Louisiana shooting suspect not fighting extradition from Virginia

This photo provided by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office shows Dakota Theriot on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left five people dead in Louisiana has been arrested in Virginia. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said in a statement that Theriot was arrested Sunday by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. (Richmond County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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WARSAW, Va. (AP) -- A man charged with killing five people in Louisiana and fleeing to Virginia is being flown back home after waiving extradition.

Authorities said Dakota Theriot confessed and could face the death penalty on five murder charges. They said the 21-year-old shot and killed his girlfriend along with her brother and father, then shot his parents.

The 21-year-old showed little emotion in first court appearance, offering polite yes and no responses to the judge. He appeared chained in a blue jail jumpsuit. A deputy kept a hand on the chain throughout the hearing.

Theriot was arrested Sunday outside his grandmother's house in Warsaw. His grandmother had alerted police and checked into a hotel.

Richmond County Sheriff Stephan Smith said a plane was on its way to take Theriot back to Louisiana.



 
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