A Chinese national has agreed to be extradited to the United States from Hong Kong to face charges of murdering his two nephews.
Shi Deyun denied the allegations during a court appearance in the Chinese territory Monday. Police, acting on a request from their U.S. counterparts, arrested the 44-year-old Shi Saturday after he arrived in Hong Kong from Los Angeles.
Authorities in California say Shi killed the teenaged boys last week at their home in Arcadia, located near Los Angeles, after learning his wife had filed for divorce.Investigators say Shi had already assaulted his wife, who is the sister of the dead boys' father.The mother discovered her sons' bodies Friday after returning home.
It is believed Shi was attempting to flee into mainland China, which has no extradition treaty with the United States.
The judge denied Shi's request for bail during Monday's hearing.The case has been adjourned until February 11.