Mexico may refuse. So the best option may be to charge him with kidnapping, get him extradited and then whack him with the murder charge.
His capture in Mexico protects Laurean from facing the death penalty in the United States. Mexico's extradition policy prohibits U.S. officials from seeking capital punishment against fugitives turned over by Mexican authorities.
If Laurean chooses to fight extradition, it could take up to two years to return him to North Carolina, Hudson said.