Suspect Brought to California for Charges in 1973 Slayings

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MARYSVILLE (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of the 1973 shotgun slayings of two girls has been returned to California to face murder charges.

Yuba County Deputy District Attorney John Vacek says 65-year-old Larry Don Patterson was brought to California over the weekend and will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

Patterson waived extradition to the state last week in Creek County, Oklahoma, southwest of Tulsa.

A law enforcement task force arrested Patterson on Tuesday in the rural town of Oakhurst, Oklahoma. Patterson’s cousin, 65-year-old William Lloyd Harbour, was arrested in California.

Both men face murder charges in the deaths of 12-year-old Valerie Janice Lane and 13-year-old Doris Karen Derryberry.