DENVER (CBS4) – Before a former Denver resident who’s accused in his wife’s death can be extradited to Colorado from his home in Argentina, that country’s president must approve of the move.

Denver prosecutors want Kurt Sonnenfeld, 52, to stand trial in the 2002 New Year’s Day shooting death of his wife, Nancy. She was found shot in the head the couple’s home near Colfax Avenue and Clayton Street. Sonnenfeld claimed his wife committed suicide, and after he spent six months in jail, the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

But the charges were refiled when police discovered new information. Argentine media reported last week that a local judge approved Denver’s request for extradition.

Nancy Sonnenfeld’s sister said Wednesday that she never believed her sister killed herself.

Kurt and Nancy Sonnenfeld (courtesy to CBS)

Kurt and Nancy Sonnenfeld (courtesy to CBS)

Kurt Sonnenfeld in court (credit: CBS)

Kurt Sonnenfeld in court (credit: CBS)

Kurt Sonnenfeld is perhaps better recognized for holding conspiracy theories that the U.S. government knew about and help concoct the 9/11 terror attacks in New York. Sonnenfeld, who worked as a videographer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and filmed the attacks’ aftermath in Manhattan, said he collected evidence that proves the government was involved.

“I’m at point of concluding that not only did they know it was going to happen, (but) that they collaborated,” he says in a documentary about the attacks.

He said the government is framing him for his wife’s death in retaliation for his beliefs. The Denver district attorney’s office denies the charges. Sonnenfeld said he is a “political refugee.”

Sonnenfeld remarried. He and his wife have twin girls.

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