Lawrence Scherer confesses to 1991 murder, then tries to un-confess

A 1991 murder in Albuquerque was as cold as a cold case can get until earlier this year, when Lawrence Scherer copped to the crime. But investigators let him go -- and by the time they decided they wanted him back, he'd apparently changed his mind about that whole confession-is-good-for-the-soul thing. So how'd he wind up being extradited from Colorado to face charges in the slaying?
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