Mexican Court Rules To Extradite Duane "Dog" Chapman

Duane "Dog" Chapman
Duane "Dog" Chapman
Brook Hart
Brook Hart

(KHNL) - A court in Mexico Thursday cleared the way for Duane "Dog" Chapman to be extradited there.

Chapman's spokeswoman told KHNL News 8 Thursday night that she and the Chapman family didn't even know about the ruling until she received our calls.

Chapman's lawyer Brook Hart says he knows of the report, but questions its accuracy.

He says nothing was filed by the end of business Thursday in Mexico.

But a spokeswoman who claims she's with the Second District Court in Guadalajara, Mexico announced that the court rejected Chapman's injunction request.

She says the court ruled that there was no reason not to try Chapman with the charge of deprivation of liberty.

It stems from his 2003 capture of convicted rapist Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta.

The spokeswoman for the Mexican court says Chapman's lawyers argued he would not be guaranteed a fair trial in Mexico.

"The idea is to resolve this matter in mexico and if the court rules for him that would be great, but if it rules against him he will appeal," said Chapman's attorney Brook Hart. "If the appeal is unsuccessful, we will explore other options"

Chapman is free on bail.

He faces up to four years in a Mexican jail if convicted.