Murder suspect arrested in Logan refuses to be transferred back to California

Booking photo for Daniel Espinoza (Courtesy: Cache County Jail).

LOGAN — A 48-year-old man arrested in Logan and wanted in a California murder investigation is going to fight extradition. Daniel Espinoza was detained Friday afternoon in a joint operation between local and federal authorities.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said Espinoza was taken into custody after police officers were given information last week regarding his whereabouts. The suspect has quite a history in the valley and several ties to local residents.

Espinoza was booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice. He is being held without bail.

Espinoza appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He was told by Judge Brian Cannell that California authorities were requesting his extradition in the investigation of the homicide.

Espinoza refused to be transferred back to California. He told the court he wished to fight extradition.

Judge Cannell explained that he would assign the case to a judge, who will oversee the case. He told Espinoza, though, that he will remain in jail during the meantime.

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