Jeffrey Easley waived extradition Tuesday morning and will be back in Virginia in a few days.
Easley appeared in a San Francisco courtroom Tuesday morning. The hearing lasted just a few minutes and was delayed because the judge was stuck in traffic, according to News-7's Justin McLeod. Easley appeared slimmer than many photos and was clean shaven. He gave only yes and no answers to questions from a judge. At one point, he chuckled with his public defender.
Sources say Easley will be back in Roanoke in a day or two, possibly as soon as Wednesday night. Easley will be transported by Roanoke County detectives who've been in San Francisco since Saturday. They say their trip out west was very productive. They've obtained some evidence in San Francisco that they plan to ship to Roanoke.
Right now, Easley is only facing charges of kidnapping and credit card fraud. He had not been charged with Tina Smith's murder. However, the Roanoke County police chief has said he's a suspect in that case.