Praveen Vedam returned home to India after his case was dropped for the accused stabbing of a UF student. After the case was dropped the State Attorney's Office indicted Vedam for a second time and say there is new evidence in the case. They say they can't do anything unless Vedam turns himself in; in India. Vedam would have to return in hand cuffs and Vedam's defense attorney says if he left a free man he should return a free man.
"He has been wanted since 2004 his attorney knows that," says Spencer Mann with the State's Attorney Office. The choice is his to turn himself in won't cost him a dime because the U.S. government will foot the bill for him to come back."
Vedam's defense attorney Robert Rush says,
"They want to arrest him India, hold him there until someone decides to transport him back here where he will be in another holding cell until he finally gets here."
There is an active warrant out for Vedam's arrest.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV20 News
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