MCAS Yuma Marine waives extradition rights, following murder of Texas student

YUMA, Ariz. – A man wanted for a fatal shooting that took place in Denton, Texas on New Year’s Eve waived his extradition rights in Yuma Justice Court Thursday. Corporal Eric Jamal Johnson made his second court appearance at 1 p.m. Johnson, along with his attorney, decided to waive his extradition rights.
Eric Jamal Johnson walked out of the courtroom in shackles Thursday afternoon after facing Judge John Nelson, but just minutes before that the judge told Johnson he still didn’t have a bond. He will still be held at the Yuma county jail.
Denton law enforcement officials are waiting for legal proceedings to play out in court so they can bring Johnson back to face murder charges in the shooting of 20-year-old Sara Mutschlechner.
Denton police say they feel confident Johnson is the shooter, but they are still questioning the other four passengers in the car as part of the ongoing investigation. Johnson will appear in court again on Monday for a status hearing and to sign the papers waiving his extradition.

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