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Extradition approved for accused multi-state killer

A Suffolk County judge approved the extradition Monday of a Long Island man accused of going on a multi-state killing spree. Paul Devoe, 43, allegedly killed five people in Texas and one person in Pennsylvania

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2007, 9:28 PM

Updated 6,148 days ago

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A Suffolk County judge approved the extradition Monday of a Long Island man accused of going on a multi-state killing spree.
Paul Devoe, 43, allegedly killed five people in Texas and one person in Pennsylvania before he was caught by county and federal law enforcement in Shirley on August 27.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Devoe will be extradited as soon as Texas officials can come to retrieve him. Until then, Devoe will remain in Suffolk County Jail.
"It's in the best interest for everybody in New York State that he leave here and return to Texas, where they have the death penalty," Spota said.
Devoe's family members apologized to the victims' families and disclosed reasons why he might have done what he is accused of.
"Our hearts go out to them. We're sorry what my brother did," the suspect's brother, Steven Devoe, said. "He didn't just say, 'I'm going to go out and kill.'"
Steven Devoe said his brother's actions were brought on by years of mental illness, alcohol abuse and a rattlesnake bite he received less than 48 hours before the murders were committed.
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