Lawyer: NYC parents of 8 kids to waive extradition

AP News
Posted: Sep 30, 2011 6:23 PM
Lawyer: NYC parents of 8 kids to waive extradition

A defense lawyer says the New York City parents suspected of abducting their eight children from foster care will return voluntarily from Pennsylvania to fight the kidnapping charges.

Norman Steiner says he met Friday in Harrisburg with 34-year-old Nephra Payne and 28-year-old Shanel Nadal.

Steiner tells The Associated Press that the parents will waive extradition at a hearing Wednesday.

He says the pair wanted to unify the family amid fears their children had been abused during two years in foster care.

Steiner says the abuse and molestation complaints are documented.

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The city's Administration for Children's Services has confirmed that it's aware of the abuse allegations.

Police found the couple in their parked van in Harrisburg on Monday, and their seven sons and infant daughter safe inside.