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Suspect in motel clerk killing fights extradition attempt

Associated Press

BLUE EARTH, Minn. -- The Iowa man accused of killing a Blue Earth motel clerk has refused to sign an extradition waiver.

Roger Allen Morton, 46, was being held in Mason City, Iowa, while awaiting extradition to Minnesota.

Faribault County Attorney Brian Roverud said officials in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, will now hold hearings to rule on extraditing Morton to Minnesota -- and that could take up to a month.

Had Morton signed the waiver, he could have been transported to Faribault County in about a week.

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Morton has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mary Klatt. She was strangled at the AmericInn hotel in Blue Earth early on May 29th.

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