Extradition Papers Underway Regarding Stanton Murder Case
Governor James G. Martin signed a request Monday for extradition of Clifton Eugene Spencer to North Carolina from New Jersey to face murder charges in the death of Elizabeth Stacey Stanton last Feb. 3.
Having received a request from District Attorney H.P. Williams earlier Monday, the governor acted quickly, said extradition secretary Connie Eason with the Governor’s Legal Counsel Office in Raleigh. The request has been mailed, she said.
Now it is up to the governor of New Jersey to issue a governor’s warrant to be served on Spencer who is now being held on a fugitive warrant without bond.
After a court appearance in New Jersey where he could state his intent to appeal the process, Spencer will be returned to this state in the custody of North Carolina officers. He will probably be moved to Central Prison in Raleigh, Ms. Eason said, both for his own protection and that of those in Dare County. She said she doesn’t expect it to take very long.
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