Judge Refuses Dismissal Motion in Delaware Killing

A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss charges against a man accused of murder in a 2007 shooting at a mobile home park near Newark.

Following a hearing Thursday, the judge refused to dismiss the case against Jason Slaughter. Slaughter, who could face the death penalty if convicted of killing 22-year-old Christopher Masters, claimed he was improperly extradited from Georgia.

Slaughter was found outside Masters' home in 2007 with a gunshot wound but was never charged. He told police he had been shot in a home invasion.

But Georgia police contacted Delaware authorities in 2010 after charging Slaughter and his wife in a fatal shooting in that state. Investigators later found that Slaughter had life insurance policies on both the Georgia and Delaware shooting victims naming Slaughter as the beneficiary.

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