Father extradited in Marion County shaken-baby case

photo Christopher Eugene Russell

The man charged in Marion County, Tenn., with the June 2012 death of his 3-month-old son waived his extradition rights and is back in the Volunteer state to faces murder charges.

Christopher Russell was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant on Aug. 6 in Whitfield County, Ga. Russell was turned over the Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies early Friday morning, Whitfield County officials said. Extradition is the action of surrendering a person accused of a crime to another jurisdiction in another state or country for prosecution.

Russell, 25, is charged in Marion County with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse stemming from the death of his infant son, Colin Eugene Russell.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at bbenton@timesfreepress.comor