Papers filed for extradition of nabbed U.S. fugitive


The attorney representing the U.S. government Tuesday served extradition papers regarding 31-year-old murder suspect Troy Anthony Thomas who was recently arrested by local authorities.

Thomas had fled to Guyana after he allegedly stabbed a man in the USA in 2011.

The attorney, Stacy Gooding, handed over the statements to have Thomas extradited to the U.S. to answer to the charge of murder. Thomas was represented by attorney Bernard DaSantos and Nigel Hughes.

The matter was adjourned until March 23, 2018, for additional statements.

The police arrested Thomas on March 14, 2018, at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD) during an intelligence-led operation which commenced on January 31, 2018.

Thomas reportedly fled to Guyana shortly after an arrest warrant was issued for him in the USA for the murder of Keith Frank.

Frank, who had moved to Queens from Guyana at age 12, died shortly before his 21st birthday. The New York Police Department suspected that Thomas shot him once in the torso at around 4:45 am on December 11, 2011. At the time, Frank’s daughter was just eight-months-old.

Reports in USA media stated that the killing occurred outside a South Richmond Hill party.

USA media reports also quoted Frank’s mother, Carol Kyte, as saying that her son was attending a birthday party near 132nd Street and 109th Avenue and ran into some other men with whom he had an ongoing dispute.

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