Suspect signed waiver of extradition to Maryland for prosecution – Baltimore Sun


The suspect in the murder of Rachel Morin, a 37-year-old mother of five, signed a waiver Monday allowing Harford County law enforcement to extradite him from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was arrested Friday, to Maryland for prosecution. The extradition may take up to 10 days.

As soon as Victor Antonio Martinez-Hernandez – a 23-year-old from El Salvador who, according to County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, entered the United States illegally last year – is in Harford County, prosecution will begin.

During a press conference on Saturday, Harford County Attorney Allison Healy said she would lead the prosecution against Martinez-Hernandez.

Martinez-Hernandez is currently being held without bail in a Tulsa County jail on charges of being a fugitive from justice. He was also being held in Maryland on charges related to Morin's murder and taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Authorities say he is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree rape in connection with Morin's death after his DNA was found at the crime scene.

Morin's body was discovered in a drainage ditch on the edge of the Ma and Pa Heritage Trail in Harford County in August of last year. Police launched a murder investigation that linked DNA found at the scene of Morin's death to an investigation in Los Angeles, where an unknown man attacked a 9-year-old and her mother during a break-in at their home.

This story will be updated.