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Teen waives extradition hearing, will return to Florida to face murder charge

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Florida teenager accused of killing his grandmother and who was caught at the Peace Bridge last weekend will soon return to his home state to face charges against him. On Friday, Logan Mott waived his right to an extradition hearing.

The 15-year-old, dressed in a blue button-up shirt and blue jeans, stood with his attorney, Dominic Saraceno. Mott very softly replied "yes sir" to questions asked by State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia.

Two days after his extradition hearing was originally scheduled, Mott chose to waive his right to that proceeding and agreed to go back to Florida, where he is accused of murdering his grandmother and then fleeing the state in her car.

"From the beginning our intention wasn't to fight the extradition," Saraceno said. "We've been clear at the outset that what we wanted to do was do our due diligence, examine all the documents and make sure everything was in order and properly executed."

Mott's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott, appeared in the courtroom. Under Saraceno's advice she did not speak about the case but did express her support for her son.

"Logan is a good kid with no previous history of anything," she said. "And he's my son and I love him. That's all."

Mott is being held without bail in Buffalo for the weekend. Florida authorities are expected to take him into their custody on Monday. 

Michael Mroziak is an experienced, award-winning reporter whose career includes work in broadcast and print media. When he joined the WBFO news staff in April 2015, it was a return to both the radio station and to Horizons Plaza.
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