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Former Marine in Philippines case claims innocence

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm •  Published: June 27, 2013

Magistrate Randolph Treece will issue a written decision sometime after July 12, the deadline for additional filings. Lawyers said the ultimate decision whether to extradite Kaufman will come from the secretary of state.

Kaufman, 35, was arrested in April near the Albany-area home of his grandfather, Sidney Kaufman. The younger Kaufman testified that he had had been living in the open before his arrest, working part-time as a bartender and holding a driver's license.

Timothy Kaufman's grandfather and father attended the hearing Thursday.

"This kid fought for his country," his grandfather said after the hearing. "It's about time his country fought for him."