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Suspect in Colorado murders loses extradition fight in Nevada

Posted at 10:20 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 00:20:20-05

Nevada's highest court has cleared the way for the suspect in several Colorado cold cases to come here to face charges.

Alex Christopher Ewing's attorney has been fighting to block his extradition for more than a year, and has exhausted his appeals in Nevada.

On Friday the Nevada Supreme Court denied Ewing's request for a stay and issued an order that he be transferred to Colorado.

Ewing, 59, faces multiple charges in the January 1984 murder of Patricia Louise Smith in Lakewood, as well as the killings of Bruce and Debra Bennett and their 7-year-old daughter Melissa in Aurora the same month.