FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man accused of dragging a woman's body under a minivan for several miles will be charged with murder when he is returned to Florida, the sheriff's office said Wednesday.
Abdelaziz Hamze, 24, was detained at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday while trying to reach Greece, authorities said.
Hamze denied the allegations at a court appearance Tuesday in New York, according to Kevin Ryan, a spokesman for the Queens district attorney.
Hamze is being extradited to Florida, where he will be charged with first-degree murder, Broward County sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said.
Sandra Hall, 44, of Fort Lauderdale, was in a Cadillac struck by a minivan Sunday night. The driver of minivan fled the crash, but the Cadillac pursued.
When both vehicles stopped, Hall stood in front of the minivan. It struck her and she became lodged underneath it, authorities said.