Grand Junction-area murder suspect’s extradition OK’d |

Grand Junction-area murder suspect’s extradition OK’d

The United Kingdom’s Secretary of State ordered the extradition of Marcus Bebb-Jones back to the United States to stand trial, where he is charged with the murder of his wife, Sabrina Bebb-Jones.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office reported that Bebb-Jones has until June 23 to file a final appeal with England’s High Court in the extradition case. The extradition must still be approved by England’s Home Secretary. Bebb-Jones could also appeal the Home Secretary’s decision, which could continue to delay the process for months.

Bebb-Jones, 46, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, is accused of murdering his American wife Sabrina in 1997 and dumping her body in Western Garfield County, northwest of Grand Junction. Bebb-Jones and his wife owned the Hotel Melrose in Grand Junction. Sabrina was reported missing in September 1997.

Bebb-Jones was arrested in November 2009 in England on first-degree murder charges. If extradition is granted, Bebb-Jones faces a trial in Garfield County District Court. If convicted of first-degree murder, he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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