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AL man extradited to Florence to await murder trial

An Alabama man who was sentenced for the murder of a South Carolina man in 2014 was extradited back to Florence Wednesday night. (Source: WAFF Staff) An Alabama man who was sentenced for the murder of a South Carolina man in 2014 was extradited back to Florence Wednesday night. (Source: WAFF Staff)

An Alabama man who was sentenced for the murder of a South Carolina man in 2014 was extradited to Florence Wednesday night.

Justin Butler was indicted in March of this year for the murder of Eric Watkins. Watkins was murdered on Marion Avenue in November of 2013. At the time of that indictment, Butler was in custody in South Carolina charged with a separate murder.

READ MORE: Fugitive from South Carolina arrested in Muscle Shoals

Officials tell us, Butler has since been sentenced in that case and was extradited back to Florence Wednesday night to await trial on the 2013 case in Florence.

READ MORE: Man convicted for murder stemming from Craiglist used car transaction

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