Ind. slaying suspect fighting extradition in Vegas

AP News
Posted: Dec 14, 2009 2:02 PM

A 57-year-old fugitive held in Las Vegas in the slaying of his 40-year-old fiancee in Indiana told a judge he'll fight a transfer to face criminal charges.

The judge on Monday ordered Steven Farrell to remain at the Clark County jail without bail pending another extradition hearing on Thursday.

Indiana state police say Farrell faces murder and other charges in the Nov. 27 shooting death of Christine Craig of West Lafayette, Ind.

A friend says Craig and Farrell had planned to be married that day.

Authorities say Craig's 16-year-old daughter witnessed the slaying in a car on a rural road near Otterbein, Ind.

Farrell was arrested last Wednesday in the southern Nevada town of Mesquite.