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Rachel Morin's alleged killer extradited to Maryland 5 days after arrest

Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 20, 2024

TULSA, Ok. — Just five days after being arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rachel Morin's alleged killer was extradited to Maryland.

Victor Martinez-Hernandez is accused of raping and murdering the mother of five last August while jogging on the Ma & Pa Trail.

He spent months on the run leading investigators on a nationwide manhunt.

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U.S. Homeland Security Police extracted Hernandez from the Tulsa County Jail on Thursday around 5:40am Central Time, according to Douglas Braff, a reporter with our sister station KJRH.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office received Hernandez at Martin State Airport in Middle River Thursday afternoon.

Rachel Morin's alleged killer extradited to Maryland 5 days after arrest

Hernandez attended a bail review via Zoom on June 21 and was ordered to be held pending trial due to being "a flight risk and a danger to society."

The Maryland Public Defender's Office is currently representing Hernandez.

Hernandez is extracted from Tulsa County Jail around 5:40am Central Time on June 20, 2024

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"I want him to die in a Maryland prison," Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said during a June 14 press conference.

In addition to Morin's murder, Hernandez is accused of another homicide in El Salvador, as well as assault on a woman and 9-year-old girl in Los Angeles.

Hernandez was in the U.S. illegally, according to the Department of Homeland Security. He entered the country on February 13, 2023, near El Paso, Texas, without being inspected, admitted or paroled by a U.S. immigration officer.

Before that, the agency said he'd been apprehended and expelled from the country on three separate occasions while Title 42 was in effect.

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