Florida teen murder suspect to be extradited

Posted at 10:58 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 10:58:35-05

15 year-old Logan Mott, accused of shooting and killing his grandmother in Florida, appeared in court Friday morning.

Mott waived his right to an extradition hearing. This means law enforcement officials from Florida will come to Buffalo to transport the teen. Erie County prosecutors say that could be as soon as Monday.

Mott's mother, Carrie Campbell-Mott was in the courtroom. She told reporters, "Logan is a good kid. He has no history, he's my son and I love him," after the 15 year-old's court appearance.

Dominic Saraceno, Mott's attorney says his client maintains he had nothing to do with the murder of 53 year-old Kristina French.

French was found in a shallow grave behind the home where Mott lives with his father. Police say Mott then drove more than 1,000 miles to Buffalo. He was caught at the Peace Bridge by Customs and Border Protection agents after attempting to make a wrong-way turnat the Canadian border crossing.

Saraceno requested that Mott not be interviewed by any law enforcement without an attorney present. He says as soon as Mott is back in Florida, he will likely be arraigned on murder charges.

Mott is being remanded without bail.