A Canadian court has cleared the way for the extradition of the man accused of killing an Arizona imam 20 years ago.

The Alberta Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed Glen Cusford Francis' appeal of an order that he be extradited to Tucson to face murder charges.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Francis was arrested in 2009 in the death of Rashad Khalifa, who was fatally stabbed at his Tucson mosque on Jan. 31, 1990.

A Canadian extradition judge originally approved Francis' extradition in October 2009. But Francis appealed, citing alleged problems with the evidence used to decide he was eligible for extradition.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com