Baby murder suspect waives extradition

February 4, 2008 12:58:10 PM PST
A Texas man who allegedly confessed to stomping to death his infant son has waived his right to an extradition hearing in Philadelphia. Galveston Police Sgt. Gary Jones says 21-year-old Travis Mullis should be back in Texas by Tuesday.

Mullis appeared briefly in a Philadelphia courtroom Monday to say he wouldn't challenge his return.

Mullis has been charged with capital murder in Galveston.

Police say he admitted that he placed 3-month-old Alijah Mullis on the ground and then stomped on his head until he felt the skull collapsing. The baby's body was found last week on the side of a Texas road near his child safety seat.

Authorities say Mullis stopped in Maryland, where he has family, before driving to Philadelphia and surrendering to police.