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Marine accused of killing college student waives extradition

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Marine arrested in Arizona as a suspect in the fatal New Year’s Day shooting of a North Texas college student will not oppose his return to Texas to face the accusation.

Cpl. Eric Johnson is accused of killing 20-year-old University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner.

The Marine Corps disclosed Friday that Johnson has been discharged from the Corps under “other than honorable conditions” because of the accusation.

Denton police say Mutchlechner was shot in the head after an exchange of words between people in her vehicle and a group of five or six men in a sport utility vehicle.

Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer says Johnson waived extradition in Yuma, Arizona, on Thursday. He will be returned to Texas within 10 days.

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