Man charged in Virgin Islands killings fighting extradition

Territory authorities issued an arrest warrant for Mikhail Young

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of fatally stabbing his adoptive parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands is fighting extradition to the three-island Caribbean territory.

A judge in Framingham District Court on Thursday ordered 24-year-old Mikhail Young of Sudbury to remain in custody on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.

The Boston Globe reports that Young’s lawyer, Stanley Norkunas, says his client plans to fight extradition. Norkunas also says authorities haven’t produced any evidence linking Young to the killing of his parents.

The bodies of 73-year-old Kenneth Young and 66-year-old Jane Young, 66, were found May 3 at a rental condominium on the island of St. Thomas. Territory authorities issued an arrest warrant for Mikhail Young, who was arrested in Sudbury on May 5.

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