Wanted man mistakenly released from NM jail faces extradition

Posted at: 10/15/2013 1:04 PM
Updated at: 10/15/2013 2:16 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Robert Sandman, 52, is wanted for questioning in a Georgia homicide case.
Robert Sandman, 52, is wanted for questioning in a Georgia homicide case.

ALBUQUERQUE -- A man released from jail early while he was wanted for questioning in a Georgia homicide case will go before a judge in Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Authorities in Georgia are working to extradite 52-year-old Robert Sandman to question him about the suspicious death of his former neighbor. Police said the neighbor's Porsche and credit cards were missing when his body was found in late March.

Sandoval County deputies later discovered the Porsche in Sandman's possession in Algodones, N.M.

The Duluth, Ga., Police Department was given 20 days to extradite Sandman from Sandoval County Jail, but officials say a paperwork mix up allowed him to walk free.

Narcotics detectives located Sandman during a drug bust in the North Valley on Monday morning. He's now being held in the Bernalillo County Jail.

Sandman was previously convicted of killing his wife in Carlsbad in 1992.