BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Massachusetts man detained in the killing of three people whose bodies were found in a burning car in Maine is fighting extradition.
Nicholas Sexton of Warwick, R.I., 31, was arrested by a tactical team early Thursday in Brockton, Mass. His lawyer indicated he'll fight extradition, delaying his return to Maine.
In Maine, Randall "Ricky" Daluz, 34, entered pleas of not guilty on Thursday.
Both men were indicted last week in Penobscot County in the deaths of three Maine residents whose bodies were found inside a burning car with Rhode Island plates in a parking lot early on Aug. 13. Maine authorities said the victims were shot before the car was torched.
Assistant Attorney General Lisa Marchese indicated during the brief hearing for Daluz in Penobscot County Superior that the state will seek to try both cases together.
Court documents in Massachusetts indicated Daluz blamed the killings on Sexton, who was arrested by a tactical team at about 4 a.m. He was due in court Thursday on a fugitive-from-justice charge.
The victims are identified as Daniel Thomas Borders, 26, of Hermon; Nicolle Ashley Lugdon, 24, of Eddington; and Lucas Alan Tuscano, 28, of Bradford.
Sexton was tracked with the help Rhode Island State Police, the FBI and U.S. Marshals.
Authorities received a tip that led to a Brockton woman's home, where Sexton may have been staying, according to a statement from Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio.
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