Kasemeier to be extradited back to Allamakee County for murder trial

Accused murderer Brandon Kasemeier will be extradited back to Allamakee County within the next few weeks to face trial for the Jan. 22 murder of his wife, Jami Kasemeier. 

Kasemeier, represented by Larimer County public defender Matt Mulch, made his second appearance Friday, Feb. 9, in a Larimer County, Colo., virtual courtroom presided by Judge Stephen Jouard. 

Jouard reviewed Kasemeier’s pending fugitive warrant for the offense of homicide and signed Kasemeier’s waiver of extradition, making the extradition order official. Jouard then set a status hearing for Friday, March 8, 11 a.m., at which time the judge will follow up and determine if Kasemeier has been transported. 

Since Kasemeier waived extradition, he can now be picked up by Iowa law enforcement and transported back to Iowa. According to Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick, there are multiple options for transportation. 

“Law enforcement from our agency can drive and pick him up and drive him back to Allamakee County,” Mellick explained. “There are also transport companies that work with departments, and they send transport officers to pick up a prisoner. With this case, we have the ability to use the U.S. Marshall service if we need to.” 

Mellick elaborated, explaining that extradition is usually done by ground transportation, depending on the distance between states and the circumstance of the prisoner’s arrest.  

“Since (Kasemeier’s) extradition has been finalized, we can start working to make arrangements to bring him back to Allamakee County,” Mellick summarized. 

Upon his return to Allamakee County, he will face the charge of first degree murder.

While awaiting extradition, Kasemeier remains behind bars at the Fort Collins Justice Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

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