ADRIAN (AP) – A southern Michigan man whose three young sons have been missing since Thanksgiving has waived a preliminary examination in the case.
The hearing for John Skelton on kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges had been scheduled for Friday in Lenawee County District Court. But instead police say he appeared Wednesday before a judge at the request of his defense lawyer and then he waived his right to the hearing.
Skelton’s Circuit Court arraignment is set for next week. He’s also due in court for a divorce trial.
Skelton has said he doesn’t know the whereabouts of his three boys – 9-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner – who were last seen with him and have been missing for more than six months.
Skelton is now jailed on a $90 million bond.
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