Hilton fighting extradition

By: Tom Campbell
By: Tom Campbell

April 4, 2008

BARNESVILLE, Ga.---The man who admitted killing a Georgia hiker earlier this year says he doesn't want to go to Florida to face murder charges in a similar case there.

Gary Hilton is fighting extradition. A judge in Barnesville has given him 20 days to file a legal challenge.

Hilton is now at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Butts County. He was sentenced to life for killing Meredith Emerson after meeting her on a hiking trail.

Authorities in Leon County, Florida have indicted him in the death of another hiker in a National Forest near Tallahassee.

Hilton is also a suspect in the deaths of two other people in North Carolina.

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