Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Slaying suspect faces extradition



The Cincinnati Enquirer

LAKESIDE PARK - The man suspected of killing his schoolteacher wife will be extradited to Kenton County later this week from Chicago, where he was arrested after a seven-hour standoff with police.

Dennis R. Greene, 31, of Lakeside Park is wanted for murder in the strangulation of his wife, Tara Greene, 28. She was found dead May 4 in the home the couple shared at Derby Ridge apartments.

Greene's arrest Thursday night ended a nearly weeklong manhunt involving U.S. marshals and officers from two states.

Kenton County Sheriff's Department officials said Greene will not fight extradition to Kentucky, and they plan to pick him up this week in Chicago.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony Overstreet of Covington said the standoff on Chicago's South Side began when marshals, acting on a series of tips, tried to serve a murder warrant.

Mr. Greene will not be eligible to receive the death penalty, Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Crockett said.

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