A U.S. citizen accused of murdering a South Korean college student in 1997 will be extradited to South Korea this week, officials said Tuesday.
The Ministry of Justice said Arthur Patterson, who is suspected of stabbing a college student, identified by his surname Cho, multiple times at a Burger King in the popular foreigner district of Itaewon in central Seoul 18 years ago, will arrive at Incheon International Airport on Wednesday.
At the time, the 35-year-old was in Korea as the dependent of a civilian worker with the U.S. military and a Korean mother. Patterson was under investigation when he fled the country in 1999. His departure was made possible after law enforcement authorities failed to extend his foreign travel ban.
Prosecutors indicted Patterson for the murder of the 22-year-old student in November 2011 and set into motion the extradition process.
Source: Busan eFM News
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