Two Peoria men, arrested in New Mexico last month in connection with an East Peoria homicide, waived extradition Wednesday in New Mexico and will be brought back to Pekin to face murder charges. 22 year old James Johnson and 20 year old Carlton Neely are accused of killing Justin Siebenthal of East Peoria and the wounding of a second man. Johnson and Neely were arrested at a truck stop outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico in late June. Tazewell County State's Attorney Stu Umholtz told WMBD 31 News he estimates the men could be brought back here for prosecution within a few weeks.
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