Suspect in killing of NC police chief’s daughter is set to appear in western NY courtBy AP
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Suspect in NC woman’s slaying due in NY court
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The man accused of killing a North Carolina police chief’s daughter is expected in an upstate New York courtroom where he will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice.
Police say Michael Neal Harvey killed 23-year-old Valerie Hamilton last week and dumped her body in a self-storage unit.
A team of state, local and federal officers arrested the convicted sex offender on Monday at a home in Niagara Falls, where he was raised.
The 34-year-old Harvey was expected to appear Tuesday morning in Niagara County Court in nearby Lockport. The appearance was postponed until Tuesday afternoon because paperwork was unfinished.
He was wanted on a murder warrant after Hamilton’s body was found Saturday in a Charlotte, N.C., self-storage unit.
She was the daughter of Concord, N.C., police Chief Merl Hamilton. Her funeral is being held Tuesday afternoon at a Concord church.
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