ACCRA, Ghana – A Ghana court says a suspect in the slayings of a British actress and her two young sons has said he will return to the UK voluntarily.
The head of Arthur Simpson-Kent's legal team, Justice Srem-Sai, said Tuesday at his extradition hearing that his client has decided to return voluntarily and waived his right to challenge the proceedings. Simpson-Kent assured the court he was not coerced into the decision. He will remain in custody until a departure date is set.
Simpson-Kent was arrested in western Ghana early in January. He fled to Ghana after speaking to detectives in Britain on Dec. 16 following the killings of his partner, former "EastEnders" actress Sian Blake, and her sons.
State attorney Rebecca Adzalo said the British High Commission had sent an extradition order.