Tedder Will Be Extradited for Florida Murder
Desiree Tedder, the 23-year-old Dartmouth woman accused of killing a Pensacola, Florida man and burying him in her grandmother's backyard, will be extradited to Florida to face murder charges in that state.
The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that Tedder was served with an extradition warrant on Monday in Massachusetts court and will not fight the extradition.
Tedder was originally charged with second degree murder on June 29 in Escambia County in the killing of 23-year-old Drulmauert Mims, whom police say she killed in order to get his drugs and money. Her girlfriend, Lizmary Rodriguez, says Tedder stabbed Mims before suffocating him with a pillow, stuffing his body in a trash can where it remained for several days before she buried it in the backyard.
On July 18, an Escambia County grand jury upgraded the charges to first degree murder.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office expects to contract a prisoner transport service and have Tedder returned to Florida within two weeks.