KELSO, Wash. -- Fred Russell was extradited from Ireland back to Spokane to face three counts of vehicular homicide on November 9th, 2006.
Friday, the marshal who brought him back testified in his trial. But, there were actually not a lot of details given about Fred Russell's flee to Ireland, other than he fled and was brought back.
U.S. Marshal Michael Kline told the jury it was his duty to locate and return fugitives to justice and Mr. Russell was one of those fugitives. He told the jury there was an arrest warrant for Russell for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
Kline says, "The investigation showed Mr. Russell was there and I went there to bring him back to the United States."
Marshal Kline says his duty ended once he brought Russell to Whitman County's Jail. He denied knowing about any death threats Russell had received upon returning. He also said it was part of their agreement with the Irish government to dismiss the flight charges.