Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Army major charged in Clearwater slaying is extradited to Pinellas

CLEARWATER — A U.S. Army major charged with first-degree murder earlier this month in a Clearwater homicide case was extradited from Kansas to Pinellas County early Thursday.

Roman Izzo, 35, is accused of killing Vince Lee, a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper, inside his condo at the Eagle's Glen complex at 3151 Landmark Drive on Nov. 16, 2011.

Lee previously was married to Izzo's wife. His potential motive for the killing, according to court records: His wife, Jodi Izzo, was in a custody dispute with Lee about their two children at the time of his death. Clearwater police found Lee shot and stabbed multiple times inside his home. He was 43.

Izzo is a veteran of the Iraq war and was most recently stationed at the U.S. Army base in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Clearwater detectives arrested him Nov. 7.

Izzo was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Friday without bail.

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