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Arizona Prosecutor Refuses Extradition Of Murder Suspect

This photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office shows Raad Almansoori, who is a suspect in the bludgeoning death of a woman in a New York City hotel and was charged Wednesday, Feb.

The Republican prosecutor of Arizona's most populous county has made a controversial decision regarding the extradition of a suspect in a high-profile murder case. Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced that she would not agree to extradite Raad Almansoori to New York City, where he is wanted in connection with the death of a woman in a hotel room. Mitchell cited concerns about the treatment of violent criminals in New York and stated that Almansoori should face trial first in Arizona for stabbing two women in the county.

Almansoori, 26, is currently held without bond in Arizona while Mitchell's office determines the appropriate charges for his involvement in the stabbing of two women. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office expressed disappointment at Mitchell's decision, calling it a hindrance to seeking justice for the victim in the New York case.

Almansoori was arrested following a stabbing incident at a McDonald’s restaurant in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise. He is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, and theft of means of transportation. Authorities revealed that Almansoori had also been sought in connection with another stabbing during a robbery attempt in the Phoenix area.

Almansoori held in Arizona for stabbing two women, faces multiple charges.
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell denies extradition of Raad Almansoori to New York.
Manhattan DA disappointed with Mitchell's decision, hindering justice for victim in New York case.
Almansoori arrested in Phoenix suburb after stabbing incident at McDonald's.

Efforts are underway to investigate Almansoori's potential involvement in crimes in Florida and Texas, where he previously lived and was arrested. The FBI is collaborating with New York officials to explore any connections to criminal activities in those states.

The tragic death of Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, in a Manhattan hotel room has sparked a multi-state investigation. Oleas-Arancibia was found with fatal blunt force trauma to the head, and a broken clothes iron was discovered at the scene. Authorities are working diligently to piece together the events leading to her death and to ensure that justice is served.

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