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Mexican Court -- "Dog" Must Stand Trial

2/16/2007 4:49 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter," may have to return to Mexico to stand trial for deprivation of liberty, reports the AP, after a Mexican court ruled today that he should be extradited. The charge stems from Chapman's capture of convicted serial rapist Andrew Luster in Puerto Vallarta in 2003.

"Our attorneys have not even been formally informed of the court's decision, as of yet," said Dog and wife Beth Chapman on "We are obviously deeply disappointed and fearful of what will happen, and are currently absorbing the news and discussing our options at this time." No further details were available.

In 2003, Mexican authorities had arrested Chapman and his associates for unlawful deprivation of liberty and released him on bail. Last September, Chapman was arrested by U.S. Marshals and again released on bail.


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It's time for our government here in the states to step in and tell the mexican government to take a flying leap. Are they crazy or what? The "Dog" tracked down a fugitive and brought him back for justice!! Mexican authorities would not aid in the capture of this felon, but they gave him a nice place to hide out. It seems like Mexico sends all of their criminals over the border into the states. Are they blind to the crime in their country? They should be grateful that "Dog" Chapman went down there and took a fugitive off their hands.

2745 days ago


Interesting after the Mexico professional attorneys helped clear Dog, Tim and Leland of their charges in Mexico, now Beth is making racist rants against a Mexican-American carpenter who did work for them. I know ppl are concerned re. illegal immigrants, but this man is American and she treated him terrible and called harassed him at home. A complaint was filed in Colorado by the man for Beth's racist, vulgar raves. I wish Beth would just shut up so the guys can continue doing a great show.

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