Delaware Man Fights Extradition To Face Arkansas Murder Charge

Apr 14, 2015

James Clay
Credit Delaware State Police

A Delaware man charged last month in a 1967 Arkansas killing is fighting extradition. 

At a hearing Tuesday in Georgetown, Delaware,67-year-old James Clay's attorney questioned a filing by Arkansas authorities, arguing that it was not notarized.

The judge in the case gave the defense until next week to file papers challenging the state's authority to hold Clay in custody. After that another hearing will be set.

Clay is charged in the 1967 shooting death of James Ricks of North Little Rock.

Prosecutors say Clay and his brother Leon Clay robbed a Little Rock pawn shop, then found Ricks asleep in his car. Prosecutors say the Clays drove Ricks and the car 90 miles northeast to Newport, where they shot him in the head. Leon Clay has since died.