Ex-fugitive extradited to Fla. in 1998 killing case

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A former fugitive, Rodney Bice, was extradited to the Seminole County Jail Thursday.

Bice was arrested one week ago in New York, wanted for the 1998 murder of Jacqueline Sheehan.

Bice and Sheehan were dating and living together at the time.

Her body was found in a wooded area near Longwood five days after they had a fight, and where she was last seen just miles from where she and Bice lived together.

It's a moment for which Sheehan's sisters have been waiting 15 years – seeing Bice behind bars.

It took a Facebook post made after Eyewitness News ran a story on the anniversary of Sheehan's death for Bice's current wife to call in the name of his best friend.

According to an affidavit, that friend finally admitted in September that Bice told him before the murder that Sheehan "...is up to her old tricks.  I'm gonna have to kill her."

After Sheehan was found dead, that friend said Bice stated, "I need to get out of here before I get picked up for what I did."

It was enough proof for investigators to make an arrest and finally give the woman's family answers.

Sheehan was just 31 when she was murdered. Her sisters said they always believed her boyfriend was responsible.

The family said they prayed for evidence to tie Bice to the scene.

"How could somebody for 15 years live like this, just act like he did nothing wrong? He must not have any conscience," said Nancy Sheehan, a sister.

The family is thanking investigators who never gave up on getting the man their family says caused them so much pain.

"It always will be but at least now we're getting justice," said Susan Barrickman, another sister.