A Canadian man chose not to appear for his arraignment on murder charges stemming from the 1988 killings of two women in an apartment in Nashua, New Hampshire.
With only a public defender present via video, David Caplin was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. No bail was set.
The state attorney general's office says the 54-year-old Caplin was turned over by Canadian authorities Tuesday to the U.S. Marshal's Service, then arrested by Nashua police.
Caplin's return to the U.S. follows a lengthy legal fight that ended last month when the Supreme Court of Canada ordered his extradition, along with Anthony Barnaby's.
Caplin and Barnaby were working construction when 48-year-old Charlene Ranstrom and 32-year-old Brenda Warner were bound, beaten and stabbed to death.