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8/22/02 - Paducah, KY

Man Fights Extradition for Smith Co. Murder

The last suspect to be extradited for the murder of a Smith County man was in court today in Kentucky.

Governor Rick Perry's office issued a warrant for the return of 21-year old Justin Clapp. He is one of five people charged with the death of 36-year old Jeffery Joplin, found dead at his Smith County home last month.

The other four suspects did not fight extradition, and are back in Tyler.

Kentucky prosecutors are expected not to pursue a charge of tampering with evidence, paving the way for Clapp to be returned to Texas soon.

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