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Swain’s extradition hearing postponed to next month

Former councilman is charged with murdering his wife while on a diving vacation in Tortola
By Dotti Farrington

Swain's extradition hearing postponed to next month

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By Dotti Farrington

The extradition hearing for former Jamestown Town Council vice president David Swain, 51, set for Nov. 22, has been postponed two weeks at the request of his federal public defender. 

Swain, the owner of Ocean State Scuba in Jamestown, is being held without bail at the federal Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls.

Swain was arrested Nov. 14 by federal marshals, on a warrant by British Virgin Island authorities charging that he murdered his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre, in 1999 while they were scuba diving off the island of Tortola. 

The office of the federal defender said more time is needed before the extradition hearing because of the "rarity of the extradition and voluminous nature," of the warrant filed by BVI authorities.

The hearing was reset for Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. before U.S. Magistrate Lincoln D. Almond in Providence.

 

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