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Suspect in grandparents' slaying extradited to Md.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 6:34pm  ET

TOWSON, Md. - Baltimore County police say a man charged with killing his grandparents in Pikesville has been extradited from Oklahoma to face murder charges.

Police say 31-year-old Matthew Long was transported from Oklahoma on Wednesday and is now being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Long faces two counts of first-degree murder in the slayings last month of 87- year-old Vaughn George Pepper and 85-year-old Marjorie Marie Pepper.

Long had been hospitalized after what police say was an apparent suicide attempt.

Police have said the weapons used to kill the Peppers were a pair of 20-pound dumbbells and a knife.


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