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Man accused in deadly Iowa jail escape agrees to extradition

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man accused of killing a deputy and wounding another while escaping from an Iowa jail before being recaptured in Nebraska is going back to Iowa to face charges.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty agreed during a hearing in Omaha on Thursday to be extradited to Iowa to face charges of murder and attempted murder, among others.

Matthew Wilber, the head prosecutor for Iowa's Pottawattamie County, says officials will likely wait until after the slain deputy's funeral on Monday to retrieve Correa-Carmenaty. They have 10 days in which to do so.

Authorities say Correa-Carmenaty had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison in an unrelated case when he managed to grab one of the two deputies' guns while being transferred to a Council Bluffs, Iowa, jail. He shot them both and used a van to escape but was recaptured across the state border in Omaha. d shoot them, killing one and wounding the other.

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