Suspect in teen’s murder extradited to Morgan County

Suspect in teen’s murder extradited to Morgan County

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A murder suspect is behind bars in the county of the crime.

Bernandino Matias is charged in the death of 16-year-old Tania Rico. Police found her dead in an apartment on Bluebird Lane in Decatur on Oct. 24.

He is charged with murder and has a $250,000 bond.

Matias was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee the day after the crime. He was extradited to Morgan County on Monday.

Tania was a sophomore at Austin High School.

Last Thursday, her family and friends gathered to mourn her.

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