Extradition hearing delayed for man charged with pregnant girlfriend's slaying

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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - An extradition hearing was delayed Friday morning for a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and fleeing from Clermont County into northern Kentucky.

Steven Mages, 38, was given more time to discuss and understand the process with his attorney and decide if he wanted to waive extradition or fight it.

It was not immediately clear if the hearing would occur later Friday or sometime next week.

Mages is held on charges of murder, felonious assault and fleeing and eluding at the Boone County Jail.

He was booked into the jail Wednesday after an hours-long manhunt.

Police in Goshen Township say he killed Natasha Marie Wilson, 35, in a Normal Lane residence earlier this week.

According to a 911 call placed from the home by her relatives about 5 a.m. Wednesday, she died several hours earlier, about 11 p.m. Tuesday, following an argument with Mages, who they described as her fiance.

Wilson was pregnant with his child when he killed her, family members said.

Her cousin, Daniel Ray Wilson II, told a 911 dispatcher Mages killed her with a hunting knife and then attacked her with a crowbar, according to a recording of the call.

Her grandfather, 76, was the first one to speak with the dispatcher, reporting "domestic violence."

Daniel Ray Wilson can be heard in the background yelling and screaming details of the attack. He told his grandfather as the grandfather tried to relay information to the dispatcher that Mages killed her with a hunting knife.

Then he came to the phone to give the dispatcher a first-hand account of the slaying.

"I heard them fighting in their room. It was locked. I opened the door and she was on the floor with blood everywhere. She's dead. She's not moving. There's blood everywhere. She looks blue, she's dead," he told the dispatcher.

Wilson said he opened the door about and saw his cousin dead about 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

The 911 call was made several hours later, about 5 a.m.

"He's been following me all night, telling me he's going to kill himself and he made me get my grandfather's safe and break into it and he was trying to get the gun to shoot himself," he told the dispatcher.

Mages, he said, attacked him with a crow bar and other items.

"He just hit me with a few blunt objects. I had to scream. I'm bleeding from the back of my head.  He stole my grandfather's car. He stole a handgun. It wasn't in the safe when we opened it up."

The weapon, a handgun, was apparently stolen from another location of the house, according to a recording of the call.

"He's been trying to kill himself all night. Please, please catch him. I can't believe….I can't believe he killed my cousin."

"Can you go downstairs to make sure? The dispatcher asked him.

The dispatcher continued to urge him to go check on his cousin to make sure.

"She's been dead for hours, sir," he responded. "I know she's dead! I've been down there all night. She's not alive!

"I went in there. He covered her up with a blanket. He said it was an accident, but I don't know. I-I opened the door when he did it."

"What did you see?" the dispatcher asked.

"I  just saw them moving around and he said 'there's nothing you can do about it.  The knife just went in her throat.' He turned her over and told me to check on her with a crow bar in his hand and he flipped her over. There was blood all over her chest. And she was pregnant, too.

"I saw him and I've been too scared for my life to tell anybody.  I feel like s---," he said, his voice breaking. "He said she tried to hurt him, but I don't know how much I believe after what he tried to do to me.

The dispatcher told him the police were coming.

He tells the dispatcher: "He's dangerous."

The dispatcher said: "They're on their way."

He responded: "Don't tell me they're on the way. Tell them to go get him."

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