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Police lead John Bove to jail following his arrest Police lead John Bove to jail following his arrest
MERCER, Pa. -

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Ashtabula girl is fighting an effort to transfer him from Pennsylvania to Ohio to face charges in that death.

During a hearing Thursday morning before a judge in Mercer County Common Pleas court, John Bove said he would fight extradition to Ohio.

Bove and three others are charged in connection with the disappearance and death of Kara Zdanczewski.

Bove, who has been in the Mercer County Jail since Sharon, Pennsylvania Police arrested him on May 11, is charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping in Ashtabula.

Bove is accused of murdering Zdanczewski, whose body was found in Saybrook Township, which neighbors the city of Ashtabula.

Three other suspects from Ashtabula, Debra Bove, 47, Malachi Schultz, 20, and Stanley Wilfong, 56, are charged with obstructing justice.

Schultz and Wilfong are also charged with tampering with evidence according to Ashtabula City Solicitor Michael Franklin.

Assistant Mercer County District Attorney Rob Hartley tells 21 News that common pleas court will proceed with prosecuting Bove on charges of fleeing an officer, receiving stolen property and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, which were filed in connection with his arrest in Sharon.

He remains in the Mercer County Jail on $1 million bond and for violating terms of his federal parole.

In 2013, a federal court convicted Bove of failing to register as a sex offender when he was living in North Carolina.

He was sentenced to 33 months in prison and placed on supervised release for five years following the completion of his sentence.

The sex offender designation is the result of a 1990 rape conviction in New York.

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