Former Baylor player returned to Texas to face murder charge

Updated: October 28, 2003, 8:38 PM ET

WACO, Texas -- Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was returned to Texas from Maryland on Tuesday to face charges in the shooting death of a former teammate.

Dotson, sitting in the back seat of an unmarked police cruiser, looked toward the floor when reporters clustered around the car outside the McLennan County Jail in Waco.

Dotson, 21, left Maryland early Tuesday, said prosecutor Joseph Flanagan. He was then flown to Austin, and later driven to Waco, where Dotson will face another arraignment and bail review hearing.

McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch, who accompanied Dotson during the transfer, said Dotson was cooperative during the 12-hour trip. Lynch said he and two deputies picked up Dotson and flew commercial airlines from Baltimore to Dallas and then to Austin.

Billy Martin, a McLennan County justice of the peace, said Dotson would appear before a state district judge Wednesday morning for an arraignment.

In August, Dotson was indicted in the death of Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing six weeks when his body was found July 25 in a field near Waco. The 21-year-old player, who shared his apartment with Dotson since April, had been shot twice in the head.

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