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Florida governor signs extradition request for accused murderer

Ernesto Alonso (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office) Ernesto Alonso (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man accused of murdering a prominent Baton Rouge couple will be extradited back to Louisiana.

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a document Tuesday giving Baton Rouge officials permission to pick up Ernesto Alonso and bring him back to Louisiana. 

However, that will not happen until after a second extradition hearing, a legal formality, where it is signed off by a Florida judge. The hearing is scheduled for November 19.

Alonso is accused of killing Denis and Suzanne Duplantier and dumping their bodies at a Hammond truck stop.

For East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, the case is personal. 

"I live in the neighborhood across the street, so you pass the house every morning coming to work or coming back to work," said Moore. "So for me it just kind of hits a little closer to home."

Moore said if Alonso returns, he will be booked into jail. 

Moore still believes others were involved in the murder.

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