A Mexican federal court has cleared the way for TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman to \be extradited to face charges in Mexico.
Norma Jara, a spokeswoman for the second district court in Guadalajara, said the court rejected Chapman’s injunction request, ruling there was no reason not to try him with the charge of deprivation of liberty in Mexico.
“We only just heard about the Mexican court’s decision to continue with the extradition proceedings, and are still in shock,” Chapman and his wife, Beth, said in a statement issued in Honolulu.
“Our attorneys have not even been formally informed of the court’s decision, as of yet,” they said.
“We are obviously deeply disappointed and fearful of what will happen, and are currently absorbing the news and discussing our options at this time.”
Mexican authorities had already asked for Chapman’s extradition from Hawaii.
Chapman’s lawyers argued he would not be guaranteed a fair trial in Mexico, Ms Jara said.
The charges against the 53-year-old star of the A&E reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter stem from his June 2003 capture of convicted rapist Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir, in Puerto Vallarta, 210 miles west of Guadalajara.