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Student loses bid to avoid facing trial in Scotland

A federal magistrate judge in Boston has approved the contested extradition of a Princeton man to ­Scotland, opening the way for him to be tried in a criminal court in that country on a charge of attempted murder of a fellow student in 2011.

Alexander Hilton, a 2009 graduate of St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, is accused of poisoning a fellow student at the University of St. Andrews in ­Scotland by spiking his bottle of red wine with methanol, also known as wood alcohol. Doctors say the student, a fellow American citizen, was temporarily blinded and would have died if he had not sought medical ­attention.

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