CHICAGO, Ill. (KMOX) - Kidnapping suspect Jeffrey Stone, his mother and his sister have indicated that they will not fight extradition back to St. Louis.
The trio’s charged in connection with Tuesday’s abduction of 5-year-old Porter Stone, Jeffrey Stone’s son, after the boy was discharged from St. Louis Children’s hospital.
Jeffrey Stone, his mother 59-year-old Rhonda Matthews, and sister 37-year-old Heather Minton all appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown Thursday morning.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, all three took turns saying they were waiving their rights to extradition after Brown read the charges against them, including kidnapping, child endangerment and interfering with custody.
Police caught up with the suspects in Alsip Illinois Wednesday morning, roughly 12 hours after Porter’s disappearance, thanks in large part to the Amber Alert system that spread the word about the abduction.
Porter Stone’s in need of a heart transplant but is said to be doing just fine after his ordeal.
He’s been reunited with his mother, Tiffany Stone, who’s in the process of getting a divorce from Jeffrey Stone.