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Stewart, 71, extradited on murder charge from Lubbock to Colorado

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WESTMINSTER, CO (KCBD) -

A judge says there is enough evidence to go forward with a murder charge against an elderly man found by a Texas Game Warden about a mile east of Littlefield.

Richard Paul Stewart, 71, is suspected of shooting and killing his ex-wife in the town of Westminster, Colorado.  But once located in early April, Stewart was not taken straight to jail. 

Stewart was barely conscious and was sent instead to University Medical Center's intensive care unit.  By Friday he had recovered well enough to have his initial appearance before a Colorado judge.

According to the Denver Post, a police detective from Westminster tracked Stewart to Lubbock.  That same detective testified that a letter was found in Stewart's Lubbock hotel room. In the letter, Steward told his sisters that he knew he would kill Norma Stewart.

Mr. Stewart, who is from Missouri, had been arrested on a domestic violence charge more than two years ago.

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