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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man suspected in the death of his grandfather in Baton Rouge was arrested in Alabama, but because of strict extradition laws, governors in both states will have to get involved in bringing him back to Louisiana to be tried for first-degree murder.
Pete Musso, 76, was found dead in his burning home back on May 5th. His grandson, 29-year-old Dustin Musso, was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama that same day as the prime suspect in the murder and fire. He now sits in an Alabama prison. Musso was arrested at the bus station, allegedly headed for Fredericksburg, Virginia.
"Obviously, all the evidence pointed to the defendant," said District Attorney Hillar Moore. "He is now in Alabama in custody there. We want him back as soon as we can, so we can start adjudicating." Police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for first-degree murder.
Because Musso refused extradition on his own, a strange and lengthy process to get him back must be enacted. It involves Governor Jindal and Governor Bob Riley of Alabama. "It's called a governor's warrant," said Governor Bobby Jindal. "We absolutely support our law enforcement community. "If they've got suspicions, if they wanna bring somebody back for justice for our families here, we will absolutely give them that support."
This case involves arson and murder. It shocked family members when they learned of Pete Musso's death. "This is an awful case and unfortunately, sometimes the suspects flee the state thinking that will get them away from the law. You can't escape the law just because you leave Louisiana. We will track them down, especially in these serious cases," said Governor Jindal. "We're now asking our governor to ask the governor of Alabama to allow him to be transported back. He's refused extradition, so now, we have to force him to come back," added Moore.
The process could take months. Dustin Musso is also charged with aggravated arson and car theft.