Man Returned To Iowa From SD To Face Murder Charge

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Thomas Petersen, of Greene, was returned to Iowa on Thursday. He's being held in the Butler County jail in Allison pending a court hearing on Friday.

Petersen is charged with first-degree murder in the June 4 stabbing death of his wife, Judy Petersen. Authorities say he fled with the couple's 2-year-old son. He was stopped by police near Kadoka, S.D. several hours later.

A South Dakota judge signed the extradition order on Aug. 4 Petersen's case isn't listed on the Iowa online court system, and it's not known if he has an attorney.

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