Oklahoma murder suspect held in Montana
BY ANDREW KNITTLE NewsOK.com
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
5/01/12 at 5:01 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Despite confessing his involvement in the 1987 slaying of an elected official in Haskell County, Clifford Eagle did not sign documents that would have made his extradition from Montana a quick and easy process.
Danita Williams, an assistant district attorney in Haskell County, said she wasn't sure why Eagle decided not to waive extradition proceedings after confessing to the slaying of Leo Boyd Reasnor, who was 49, nearly a quarter century ago.
Reasnor was a well-known county commissioner at the time of his death. Eagle, who implicated a second man in Reasnor's shooting death, was a resident of Haskell County back in 1987.
"I was a little surprised by that ... that he didn't waive extradition," Williams said. "But he may not have realized what all it meant, his confession. He may not have realized exactly what he was getting into at that point."
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Clifford Eagle: Eagle walked into a Billings, Mont., police station and confessed to his role in the 1987 slaying of a Haskell County official, court records show. Gov. Mary Fallin has been asked to issue a governor's warrant to speed Eagle's extradition to Oklahoma