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Dad accused of abandoning son waives extradition
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota father accused of abandoning his 11-year-old son after their home went into foreclosure has waived extradition from California.


The San Luis Obispo County district attorney says 60-year-old Steven Alexander Cross appeared Wednesday in a California courtroom, where he waived extradition. He remains in jail with no bail set.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ( ) Cross is expected to return to Minnesota within two weeks.

Cross was arrested Monday in the central California coastal town of Cambria, where he worked at a deli. He is charged with neglect of a child for allegedly abandoning his son in July while the boy was sleeping. Authorities say Cross left notes saying his son should go to a neighbor's and asking the neighbors to take care of the boy.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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