Michael Jason Registe, accused of a July 2007 double homicide and once one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, is back in Columbus, Ga.
An airplane carrying Registe, 26, touched down at the Columbus Metropolitan Airport at 5:34 p.m. Thursday — two years and three days after the deaths of Randy Newton Jr., 21, and Bryan Kilgore, 20.
Registe is accused of the execution-style slayings of the two Hardaway High School graduates. Authorities say Registe fled the country after their deaths, and he had been listed as one of the FBI's 10 most wanted. He was captured on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Aug. 27, 2008. St. Maarten is part of the Netherlands Antilles.
"We are just happy that Registe is finally being brought back to the U.S.," Kilgore's mother, Jan Taylor, wrote in an e-mail. "He will face a jury of his peers and justice will be served. None of this brings Bryan and Randy back to us, but it is a type of closure for the families."
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