Chile extradites man accused of murdering Japanese girlfriend in France | News

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Les autorités chiliennes ont déclaré jeudi qu'elles procédaient à l'extradition vers la France d'un homme accusé du meurtre de sa petite amie japonaise dans ce pays fin 2016, mettant fin à une bataille judiciaire de plusieurs années dans la nation sud-américaine.

The Supreme Court authorized the extradition of Chilean Nicolas Zepeda in mid-May. He is accused by French prosecutors of having murdered his ex-girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki, then a 21-year-old student, in the French city of Besançon.

Antonio Segovia, director of extraditions for the Chilean national prosecutor’s office, said French law enforcement would take responsibility for Zepeda.

“It now remains for the French authorities to proceed with the trial of Nicolás Zepeda,” Segovia said in a statement.

Kurosaki’s body has not been found. According to Chilean media, the couple met in late 2014 in Japan, where Zepeda was living as an exchange student.

(Reporting by Dave Sherwood and Natalia Ramo; Editing by Tom Brown)

    

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