U.S. won’t extradite American charged with murder to Tonga

  • Ausage Fausia
    FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo provided by the Samoa News, Dean Jay Fletcher, left, is escorted by a police officer after his initial appearance in the District Court of American Samoa in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A U.S. judge in Hawaii has ordered the release of U.S. citizen Fletcher, being held for extradition to Tonga, where he's accused of beating his wife to death, escaping police and sailing some 300 miles to American Samoa. (Ausage Fausia/SamoaNews via AP, File)

HONOLULU (AP) — An American charged with murder in Tonga in connection with his wife’s death has been released from prison in Hawaii after the U.S. State Department refused to extradite him because of concerns he would not have received

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