Updated: June 18, 2021 05:28 AM
Created: June 08, 2021 09:41 PM
Editor's Note: A week after this story was written, Chief Alan Laird told News10NBC that Larson will be coming back the afternoon of Friday, June 18 and that the police department will have a better idea of when he will arrive by that morning.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Police are making plans to bring the Irondequoit man accused of killing and dismembering his girlfriend back to Monroe County to face charges.
During his extradition hearing in Lewis County, West Virginia, Tuesday, Larson, 40, waived his rights. Irondequoit Police now have 15 days to bring him back to New York state for arraignment.
A few hours after Larson's extradition hearing, News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berekely Brean spoke with Irondequoit Police Chief Alan Laird.
Brean: "Chief, when you learned he waived his extradition rights, was that a relief?
Laird: "Yes, it obviously allows us to move forward with the next step of the process."
The process is to go to West Virginia and bring Larson back and arraign him for murder.
Larson was on the run for a week. Hours before police discovered Shuler's body, Larson was stopped for speeding in Cumberland, Maryland. Then last week, he called 911 and asked to go to a hospital in Lewis County, West Virginia.
Brean: "Walk me through what happened down in West Virginia. Why did he end up going to the hospital, and how did you end up finding out about it?"
Laird: "He called 911 and asked to be brought to the hospital for a medical reason, and then once the agencies down there were involved and they ran his name, they learned he was wanted as a person of interest in our case. So, they contacted us, and when they did, we immediately got some investigators to get down there and continue the investigation in West Virginia."
Brean: "And when you got that phone call, what did you think?
Laird: "It was a sign of relief."
Brean: "Do you have any idea where he was in the intervening days from May 25, when he gets pulled over by police in Maryland to last week when you get that call that he's there? Any thought on where he was living?"
Laird: "Well, we do know he was at a hotel down there."
The first thing that will happen when Larson returns to Monroe County is police will book him, and a town judge will officially charge him for his girlfriend's death.
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