SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. --- The suspect in a shooting that left a man and a woman dead, has not been extradited back to Washington.
The Spokane Valley mom and her brother were both shot and killed in a Spokane Valley neighborhood.
Police said the shooter was the woman’s ex-boyfriend. After a manhunt, the man was arrested in Southeast, Idaho.
Five weeks later, the man still has not appeared in a local courtroom.
The family of the victims expected Gilberto Delgado to be brought back to Spokane within a matter of days.
There is still no indication when Delgado will arrive in the Inland Northwest.
According to Idaho authorities, Gilberto Delgado is currently housed in a maximum security facility near Boise.
Delgado has been in Idaho since mid-August. Delgado is accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and her brother. The victim’s 7-year-old son was the one who discovered the bodies and called 9-1-1
Part of the reason Delgado has not returned to Spokane is because of his lengthy criminal past. At the time of the murder, Delgado was already on probation for another crime. As a result, he is being held in Idaho on a probation violation before he faces murder charges in Washington.
Delgado is set to appear in court in Idaho next week. It us unknown if Delgado plans to fight his extradition. If that were to happen, authorities said the process would likely be drawn out.
According to law experts, extradition arguments can get so complicated that state governors occasionally intervene.
Despite being in one of Washington’s closest neighbor, authorities said there is a chance Delgado will not be back in Spokane for several more months.