CLEVELAND, Ohio (KDKA) — Derrick Bass, the man accused of killing an infant in Westmoreland County was extradited to Pennsylvania today, according to State Police.
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Bass was arrested on July 15 near Cleveland and faces homicide charges.
Since his arrest, he had been fighting extradition.
“It’s one of the first steps toward closure, trying to move forward with the prosecution in this horrific case,” Trooper Stephen Limani said.
The police utilized a governor’s warrant to expedite the extradition process.
Bass ripped off a profanity-laced rant when walking into his preliminary arraignment Wednesday.
He is charged with killing 11-month-old Niomie Miller in East Huntington. According to the police, Bass was watching Miller while her mother was at work.
When the mother returned home to East Huntingdon Township on July 14, she called police after midnight to say she found the girl covered in blankets in her playpen.
Police said Miller was crying and Bass drowned her.
Bass, 29, is in the Westmoreland County Jail, being held without bond.
His preliminary hearing is Aug. 28.