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Omaha slayings suspect won’t fight return to Nebraska

December 29, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man arrested in Tennessee in the fatal shootings of his parents and a niece in Omaha has agreed to be returned to Nebraska to face murder charges.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that 46-year-old John Dalton Jr. waived his right to an extradition hearing Thursday in Jackson, Tennessee, where he was captured Wednesday.

Dalton is charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 70-year-old John Dalton Sr. and 65-year-old Jean Dalton in their Omaha home Tuesday. His 18-year-old niece, Leonna Dalton-Phillip, was also killed.

Court records don’t list an attorney who can speak on Dalton’s behalf.

Records show Dalton was charged with second-degree murder — but acquitted — in the September 1998 fatal shooting of his wife, Shannon Dalton. Dalton then also fled to Tennessee and was captured within days.

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