Bridgeport murder, abduction suspect to be extradited to CT

Bridgeport police are leaving Friday morning to pick up a man who triggered an Amber Alert after he allegedly kidnapped his daughter and killed the child's mother on Feb. 24.



Officers will go to a correctional facility in western Pennsylvania so they can bring 39-year-old Oscar Hernandez back to Bridgeport. Police allege he fatally stabbed the mother of his 6-year-old daughter in their home in the North End of the city, and then kidnapped the child and fled Connecticut.



The girl, Aylin Hernandez, has since been safely reunited with family.



Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald says the suspect waived extradition, meaning he can be brought back to Connecticut without involving the governor. He adds that the Amber Alert worked to quickly get information to officers in other states, allowing troopers in Pennsylvania to spot Hernandez's vehicle and take him into custody.



Police say Hernandez will be brought to the Bridgeport Correctional Facility over the weekend to prepare to face charges of murder and kidnapping.



Hernandez is being held on a $1.5 million bond and will be arraigned Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court.


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