Homicide

Canadian high court rules to extradite 2 men to New Hampshire, accused in 1988 killings

  • This photo released by the Nashua, N.H. Police shows Anthony Barnaby. On Thursday April 23, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the extradition of Barnaby to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two women in New Hampshire nearly 27 years ago. (Nashua New Hampshire Police Department via AP, File)

    This photo released by the Nashua, N.H. Police shows Anthony Barnaby. On Thursday April 23, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the extradition of Barnaby to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two women in New Hampshire nearly 27 years ago. (Nashua New Hampshire Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This April 2011 photo provided by the Nashua, N.H. Police shows David Caplin.  On Thursday April 23, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the extradition of Caplin to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two women in New Hampshire nearly 27 years ago. (Nashua New Hampshire Police Department via AP, File)

    This April 2011 photo provided by the Nashua, N.H. Police shows David Caplin. On Thursday April 23, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the extradition of Caplin to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two women in New Hampshire nearly 27 years ago. (Nashua New Hampshire Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two Nashua women nearly 27 years ago.

The Canadian Press reports the justices ruled Thursday on Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin.

The men are Canadian Micmac Indians who were working construction in Nashua when 48-year-old Charlene Ranstrom and 32-year-old Brenda Warner were bound, beaten and stabbed to death in their home in October 1988.

Police said new DNA evidence and witnesses justify extradition.

Three juries failed to convict or acquit Barnaby. Officials dropped first-degree murder charges against Caplin after courts threw out much of the evidence.

Mark Sisti, who defended Barnaby years ago and worked on his extradition case, said he's stunned the case is being resuscitated.