Waikiki cold case murder suspect appears in Nevada court for extradition proceedings

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Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 7:42 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:13 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Waikiki cold case murder suspect Tudor Chirila appeared in a Reno courtroom on Friday for his first extradition hearing, but declined to make a decision right away on whether he wanted to waive his right to fight the process.

The 77-year-old was arrested at his Nevada home on Tuesday.

He faces extradition to Hawaii after his DNA was linked to the murder of 19-year-old Nancy Anderson in 1972.

When asked if he would waive a hearing to fight extradition back to Hawaii, Chirila told the court he wished to remain in the Reno area for a social services appointment he has scheduled for next week.

The court has given Chirila a deadline to make a decision.

Another hearing is set for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hawaii time.