Man arrested in cold case double murder extradited to Columbia

The man arrested in March in connection with a 2011 double murder case has been extradited to South Carolina to face charges in two counts of murder.

Kenneth Canzater, Jr., 33, of Perris, Calif., is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Candra Alston and stabbing her 3-year-old daughter Malaysia Boykin in their Brook Pines apartment in January 2011.

Canzater, who was arrested in Corona, Calif., was brought to Columbia Monday by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Alston and Malaysia were found dead in Alston’s home at Brook Pines Apartments off Broad River Road on Jan. 9, 2011, in what Chief Skip Holbrook called “a truly horrific crime scene.” Holbrook said Alston was shot in the head, and Malaysia had been stabbed multiple times. Phone records indicated the crime occurred two days before the bodies were discovered.

Police have described Canzater as an acquaintance of Alston

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