Man Accused Of Murdering South Melbourne Mum Extradited To Victoria
Ricardo Barbaro has been extradited to Victoria following the death of south Melbourne mum Ellie Price.
Barbaro, 33, has been wanted by police since Price's body was found in her apartment on May 4.
He was arrested on Thursday in the western suburbs of Sydney after a standoff with police the previous night.
Barbaro's matter was briefly mentioned in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday, where his Queensland-based lawyer did not oppose the extradition.
Barbaro chose not to appear in court via an audio-video link.
He was released into the custody of four Victorian police officers who travelled to Sydney and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday.
Barbaro was arrested about 12:15 am on Thursday following negotiations and a brief physical altercation at a home in Wentworth Point just before 11 pm on Wednesday, NSW Police said.
He was charged with an interstate warrant for murder.
In a statement, Victoria Police confirmed the arrest which follows "an extensive investigation and operation" that required the support of a number of other law enforcement agencies.
Last week investigators made an appeal for information after Price's body was discovered in her South Melbourne home.
"At this time, detectives are not searching for anyone else in relation to the investigation," the statement said.
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