U.S. murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic

An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the United States to face trial.

Czech authorities suspect the U.S. native fatally stabbed his aunt, uncle and two cousins in the city of Brno during his May 2013 stay. Authorities said the victims had been stabbed in the head and neck, and it appears that Kevin Dahlgren tried to burn three of the bodies.

Dahlgren was detained briefly at Washington Dulles International Airport as he returned to the United States after the visit.

Justice Ministry spokeswoman Tereza Schejbalova says Dahlgren arrived Monday. A court in Brno will decide if he stays in custody pending his trial. A hearing has not been set.


If convicted of committing four murders, Dahlgren would face up to life in prison.

Associated Press