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INMATE WON’T FIGHT EXTRADITION TO UTAH

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A man sought in connection with a fatal stabbing after being mistakenly freed from a northern Utah jail will be returned to that state this week, Idaho authorities said Monday.

Marcus R. Aragon, 30, agreed to waive extradition to Utah during arraignment Monday in 5th District Magistrate Court, Cassia County Sheriff Billy Crystal said.Aragon was arrested Saturday at the Burley Labor Camp, about one mile south of Burley, and was booked into the Cassia County Jail on a Utah warrant.

Aragon, a transient, was first arrested last month for investigation of vehicle theft and incarcerated in the Davis County Jail. But jail officials freed Aragon May 23, when they mistook him for another inmate with the same last name who was scheduled for release, authorities said.

Since his release, Aragon has been sought in connection with the slaying of Oscar Esquivel Varilla, age unknown. Varilla was found fatally stabbed June 1 in an Ogden park.

Murder charges had not been filed.