Extraditing Ager Hasan from the U.S. could take a week, or a month
The process could drag on if Hasan fights extradition from the U.S.
The process to extradite Ager Hasan, the man accused of killing Melinda Vasilije, has begun but exactly how long that will take isn't clear.
Hasan, 24, had been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second degree murder after Vasilije was found dead in her apartment in Kitchener on April 28.
Det. Jesse Kingscote, with WRPS, told CBC News it could take as little as a week to get Hasan through the extradition process — if things go smoothly.
If Hasan fights extradition from Texas, it could take up to a month before he's back in Canada.
Hasan had been in regular communication with police and someone alleging to be Hasan periodically posted on Instagram and once on Reddit, supposedly detailing his version of what happened the night Vasilije was killed.
He was arrested by U.S. Secret Service at a traffic stop in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday. He was taken into custody in San Antonio, said Insp. Michael Haffner with Waterloo Regional Police.
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Hasan appeared in Texas court on Wednesday "and he will be held in custody until the determination is made for the extradition hearing," said Haffner.
Once that happens local officers will go down to San Antonio and escort Hasan back over the Canada-U.S. border, said Haffner.
With files from the CBC's Kate Bueckert