Man accused of murder in Kentucky waives Sacramento extradition hearing

A Napa man arrested at Sacramento International Airport last Thursday has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a man in Kentucky in September, officials said. The man he’s accused of killing was the husband of a California Highway Patrol captain in the Yuba-Sutter area who was found dead over the weekend.Thomas O’Donnell, 60, is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail and has waived an extradition hearing, the public defender’s office confirmed on Wednesday. O’Donnell is accused of killing 53-year-old Michael Harding, of Celina, Tennessee, earlier this year. Kentucky State Police said Wednesday that troopers and detectives responded to a home on Glasgow Road in Burkesville, Kentucky, on Sept. 26 and found Harding’s body inside. Kentucky State Police said they partnered with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in Kentucky, Tennessee and California before arresting O’Donnell on Dec. 8. Authorities have not said what they believe a motive is for the killing. Who is Thomas O’Donnell? He was previously accused of stalking and threatening to kill an ex-girlfriend. O’Donnell lived for a period in the Houston area of ​​Texas, where he had a criminal history. He was previously charged in 2006 with stalking a former girlfriend and was given probation. The victim had accused him of threatening to kill her after she broke up with him in 2005. In incidents that spanned nearly a year, he was accused of pushing her, choking her, forcing her to have sex with him, harassing her where she worked and chasing her with his car, according to court documents. He was later charged with DUI in 2008 and completed his probation. Who are Michael Harding and Julie Harding? Estranged husband and wife the months apartThe man O’Donnell is now accused of killing, Michael Harding, what the estranged husband of Julie Harding. Julie Harding is a 49-year-old California Highway Patrol captain in the Sutter-Yuba area who was found dead in Tennessee on Saturday.It is unknown if someone shot Julie Harding or if the gunshot wounds were self-inflicted, officials said.Julie Harding was on leave from her CHP job at the time of her Dec. 10 death and had been arrested on Dec. 8 for stalking and burglarizing the home of a woman who was dating Michael. The Hardings were going through a divorce, according to documents from the Murfreesboro Police Department in Tennessee. The woman who filed the complaint reported seeing Julie Harding on her ring camera on Oct. 10 walking up to the front door and calling a dog’s name, Charlie. Charlie was Michael Harding’s dog and the woman agreed to take custody of the dog after he died, documents state. The woman officers told she was willing to give the dog to Julie Harding if they met at a nearby police department. Julie grabbed the dog by the collar and left the home, which is when the woman filed a warrant for Julie’s arrest for trespassing.The woman filed another complaint on Oct. 13 that Julie was harassing her and that she was afraid of Julie. She told officers that after Julie trespassed into her home to steal the dog, the woman noticed that her Netflix account was hacked. The complaint stated that one account show the woman’s name with a profile picture of a monkey, and the second account was Julie’s name with a profile picture of an angry princess. The other accounts that were there before were also deleted.KCRA 3 has not confirmed a connection between Julie Harding and O’Donnell, the man arrested at Sacramento International Airport in connection with her husband’s death on the same day she was arrested for stalking.- -KCRA 3’s Jonathan Ayestas contributed to this story.

A Napa man arrested at Sacramento International Airport last Thursday has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a man in Kentucky in September, officials said. The man he’s accused of killing was the husband of a California Highway Patrol captain in the Yuba-Sutter area who was found dead over the weekend.

Thomas O’Donnell, 60, is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail and has waived an extradition hearing, the public defender’s office confirmed on Wednesday.

O’Donnell is accused of killing 53-year-old Michael Harding, of Celina, Tennessee, earlier this year.

Kentucky State Police said Wednesday that troopers and detectives responded to a home on Glasgow Road in Burkesville, Kentucky, on Sept. 26 and found Harding’s body inside.

Kentucky State Police said they partnered with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in Kentucky, Tennessee and California before arresting O’Donnell on Dec. 8th.

Authorities have not said what they believe a motive is for the killing.

Who is Thomas O’Donnell? He was previously accused of stalking and threatening to kill an ex-girlfriend.

O’Donnell lived for a period in the Houston area of ​​Texas, where he had a criminal history. He was previously charged in 2006 with stalking a former girlfriend and was given probation.

The victim had accused him of threatening to kill her after she broke up with him in 2005. In incidents that spanned nearly a year, he was accused of pushing her, choking her, forcing her to have sex with him, harassing her where she worked and chasing her with his car, according to court documents.

He was later charged with DUI in 2008 and completed his probation.

Who are Michael Harding and Julie Harding? Estranged husband and wife the months apart

The man O’Donnell is now accused of killing, Michael Harding, what the estranged husband of Julie Harding.

Harding family

Michael Harding

Julie Harding is a 49-year-old California Highway Patrol captain in the Sutter-Yuba area who was found dead in Tennessee on Saturday.

Michael Harding

Clay County Sheriff

Michael Harding

It is unknown if someone shot Julie Harding or if the gunshot wounds were self-inflicted, officials said.

Julie Harding was on leave from her CHP job at the time of her Dec. 10 death and had been arrested on Dec. 8 for stalking and burglarizing the home of a woman who was dating Michael.

The Hardings were going through a divorce, according to documents from the Murfreesboro Police Department in Tennessee. The woman who filed the complaint reported seeing Julie Harding on her ring camera on Oct. 10 walking up to the front door and calling a dog’s name, Charlie.

Charlie was Michael Harding’s dog and the woman agreed to take custody of the dog after he died, documents state. The woman officers told she was willing to give the dog to Julie Harding if they met at a nearby police department. Julie grabbed the dog by the collar and left the home, which is when the woman filed a warrant for Julie’s arrest for trespassing.

The woman filed another complaint on Oct. 13 that Julie was harassing her and that she was afraid of Julie. She told officers that after Julie trespassed into her home to steal the dog, the woman noticed that her Netflix account was hacked. The complaint stated that one account show the woman’s name with a profile picture of a monkey, and the second account was Julie’s name with a profile picture of an angry princess. The other accounts that were there before were also deleted.

KCRA 3 has not confirmed a connection between Julie Harding and O’Donnell, the man arrested at Sacramento International Airport in connection with her husband’s death on the same day she was arrested for stalking.

–KCRA 3’s Jonathan Ayestas contributed to this story.

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