The lawyer for a woman arrested a few days after Christmas on the University of Kentucky campus with a small child says his client will fight extradition to California where she allegedly abducted her granddaughter in Los Angeles.
Fayette County District Judge Julie Goodman scheduled a hearing for 62-year-old Maria DeJesus-Baltierra to be held Tuesday on charges of custodial interference and endangering the welfare of a minor and on the extradition. Baltierra's attorney, Ben Cabuay Jr., said she won't waive extradition.
The Lexington Herald-Leader said Baltierra pleaded not guilty when she appeared in court Wednesday.
University police arrested Baltierra on Friday after officers saw her pushing a stroller on campus with a 17-month-old child who wasn't dressed properly for the cold weather. The child is in state protective custody.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.