It’s going to take a lot longer than we thought before Ager Hasan is returned to Canada to face his second degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a Kitchener woman.
Regional Police say an extradition hearing has been scheduled to begin in a Texas courtroom for September 11th — exactly two months after Hasan was arrested in San Antonio.
On that date, a formal request for extradition will be made before a judge, and the process of whether he should be handed over to local authorities to face charges here will begin.
Inspector Mike Haffner with Regional Police says they don’t know if Hasan will be fighting the extradition process.
“Right now our Ministry of Attorney General along with the Department of Justice are working through that process,” says Haffner. “At this time, we have no indication what the determination of Mr. Hasan will be in terms of that extradition process.”
The extradition process is governed by a treaty between the Canadian government and the Government of the United States. The local crown attorney’s office tells 570 NEWS they don’t deal with extradition issues at the local level. Rather, they take over at the point the accused returns to Canada.
According to the Department of Justice, over the past decade most requests have taken between six and 20 months before a fugitive is returned to Canada.