Man wanted for killing wife, 2 children in Novi home being extradited from India to US

Lakshminivasa Nerusu expected to arrive Saturday, be charged with first-degree murder

By Halston Herrera - Digital news editor
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Lakshminivasa Rao Nerusu

NOVI, Mich. - A man who stands accused of killing his wife and two children in their Novi home in 2008 is being brought back to the U.S from India to face charges.

The Novi Police Department and the FBI are scheduled to return to the states with Lakshminivasa Nerusu on Saturday.

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Nerusu is accused of killing his 37-year-old wife, Jayalakshmi Nerusu, and their two children, 14-year old daughter Tejasvi Nerusu and 12-year old son Siva Kumar Nerusu, on October 13, 2008. They had all been stabbed.


Police found the bodies days after when they went to check on the family after the children didn't show up for school.


Following the killings, Nerusu fled to India.

Nerusu is expected to be charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

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