It could be the new year before accused killer Ager Hasan is brought back to Canada, Waterloo Regional Police say.
Hasan, 24, of Hamilton is facing a second degree murder charge in Canada.
He is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 22-year-old Melinda Vasilije. Police were called to her Country Hill Drive apartment at 3 a.m. on April 28 where she was found dead. Police have said she died of multiple stab wounds.
Police were advised Thursday by the United States Department of Justice that Hasan was ordered extradited by Texas Judge Betsy Chestney on Nov. 8.
"We will now be working with our U.S. partners to facilitate Mr. Hasan's return to Canada," police spokesperson Cherri Greeno said.
That includes filing the necessary paperwork to U.S. officials, then sending two Waterloo Regional Police Service officers down to San Antonio where Hasan is being held. Those officers will escort Hasan back to Canada.
In total, the process could take 60 days, Insp. Michael Haffner told CBC News.
Hasan left Canada the same day Vasilije was found dead. He entered the U.S. around 6 a.m. at the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y.
While on the run, Hasan kept in contact with police investigators via email and social media. It's also believed he posted online to Reddit and Instagram.
He was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, on July 11 by the U.S. Secret Service at a traffic stop as part of an ongoing counterfeit money investigation.
Police said Hasan and Vasilije had been in a relationship prior to her death and court documents show Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.