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Greene man to return to Iowa to face murder charge

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A Greene man accused of killing his wife and then fleeing to South Dakota will return to Iowa to face the murder charge.

Bennett County South Dakota Circuit Court Judge Lori Wilbur signed an extradition order on Thursday for Thomas Petersen, 39.  This means that Petersen will be brought back to Iowa and will face the first degree murder charge within 24 hours of his return.

Petersen is accused of stabbing his wife, Judy, on June 4 in their home and then fleeing the state with the couple's two-year old son.  He was stopped by police near Kadoka, South Dakota hours later.

He has been held in South Dakota ever since.

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