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Authorities in Curacao want a man who has been living in Kenner returned to return to the tiny Caribbean island to face charges in a murder-for-hire plot with ties to the assassination of a member of parliament. But his defense attorney Martin E. Regan Jr. says Kenneth Godwin might be murdered if he is sent back to Curacao.

Investigators in the Dutch Antilles believe Godwin, 27, was involved in the killing of a man in Curacao in February, along with an accomplice who authorities say confessed to assassinating member of Parliament Helmin Wiels a year earlier, records filed by Curacao prosecutors said.

An extradition hearing that was scheduled for Friday (Aug. 29) in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Wilkinson in New Orleans was postponed to October, court records indicated.

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