Oklahoma County judge grants extension to keep suspect jailed in Carina Saunders slaying

by Tim Willert Modified: July 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm •  Published: July 17, 2012
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Prosecutors have 10 days to file charges once a suspect is jailed; if no charge is filed, the person is released unless an extension showing good cause is approved, First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland said Tuesday.

“This prevents us from putting someone in jail on a high or no bond, and then dragging our feet in filing the charge to keep them in jail without having to prove a crime,” Rowland said.

The victim's body was found Oct. 13 behind a Homeland grocery store at NW 23 and Rockwell.

Police have said they are considering suspects who are jailed on charges of drug and human trafficking, but no one has been charged with first-degree murder yet.

Detectives said they have interviewed more than 80 witnesses and followed hundreds of leads in the case.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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