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Suspect in slaying, Amber Alert abduction in Centre County court

Suspect in slaying, Amber Alert abduction leaves Pennsylvania court

Oscar Hernandez appeared at court for preliminary hearings in Bellefonte, Pa. on Wednesday. He is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, arrest prio
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Oscar Hernandez appeared at court for preliminary hearings in Bellefonte, Pa. on Wednesday. He is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, arrest prio

Oscar Hernandez was in court Wednesday, but nothing happened.

The man brought down by state police in response to an Amber Alert on Friday was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Bellefonte. He was brought to the Centre County Courthouse by state troopers and even took a seat in the courtroom, but the hearing was continued.

Hernandez is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, arrest prior to requisition and other summary traffic offenses.

State police at Rockview filed the charges after a large operation that included landing a helicopter on Interstate 99 near Shiloh Road. Hernandez’s daughter Aylin, 6, was recovered unharmed from his vehicle after it crashed. The girl was reported abducted in Connecticut after the stabbing death of her mother. Hernandez is a suspect in that case.

The case was delayed due to the lack of a certified interpreter.

Hernandez is an El Salvador native. He has previously been deported, according to court records obtained by the Connecticut Post.

Oscar Hernandez walks into court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. Police say he fled Connecticut with his 6-year-old daughter after killing the girl's mother. Hernandez was arrested in Benner Township after a chase and crash on Interstate

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