Missouri captures Georgia murder suspect

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FRONTENAC, Mo. - A man sought in connection with a killing in Georgia is now in custody following his arrest in St. Louis County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 23-year-old Devarryl Batten was stopped late Thursday by Frontenac police as he walked along a roadway. An identification check revealed he was a murder suspect.

Batten is a suspect in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a man on April 11 outside a home in Griffin, Ga., near Atlanta.

Frontenac police say Batten was in the St. Louis area visiting his brother. Batten was initially held at the St. Louis County jail but has since been extradited to Georgia.

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