Accused teen murderer coming back to Haywood

By DeeAnna Haney | Apr 01, 2014

The teenager who confessed to shooting her father in the head and hiding his body at their Maggie Valley home will soon be extradited back to Haywood County.

Crystal Howell, 17, was located and arrested at a Motel 6 in Richmond County, Georgia, March 23 in connection with the murder. Howell's friends had notified police when they discovered 50-year-old Michael Howell's body in a blue plastic storage container in a shed adjacent to the home. She confessed to the crime during an interview with detectives later that day.

In a hearing in a Georgia courtroom Monday, Howell waived extradition proceedings and will be transported to the Haywood County Detention Center sometime this week, said Deputy Heidi Warren with the Haywood County Sheriff's Office.

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