Romania to extradite man over Texas slayings
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian-born Texas fugitive charged in the shooting death of his wife and their son at the family’s Houston-area house can be extradited to the U.S.
The Bucharest Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Camil Matase, who was caught in eastern Romania on Nov. 20, can be returned to Houston to face charges. The FBI had asked for his extradition.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said a capital murder warrant names Matase. Authorities said the bodies of 47-year-old Emilia Matase and 26-year-old Emanuel Matase were discovered Nov. 14 in their home.
The ruling comes a day before a two-day visit of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who will discuss strengthening the rule of law with Romanian officials, according to the State Department.