A Lehigh Acres man being held in Wyoming on murder charges in the killing of his mother and brother has signed extradition papers to return to Lee County.
Steven Tompkins' authorization of extradition Tuesday will start the process of bringing him back to Lee County, though it's unclear when he will arrive. A Platte County, Wyo., court clerk said the timeline will be determined by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and authorities in Wyoming. Lee County sheriff's officials have said they don't comment on extradition timelines, citing security concerns.
Tompkins, 24, was captured along with his accomplice, Joycelin Luck, 19, on a rural highway in southeast Wyoming. Lee County sheriff's officials have said Tompkins shot and killed his mother, Shelley, 55, and brother Daniel, 22, at their Lehigh Acres home. A motive hasn't been released, though Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said the family had a strained relationship.
Luck, who Tompkins picked up in South Carolina, refused to sign extradition papers. She faces charges of accessory after the fact. Prosecutors will need to file additional paperwork to get Luck out of Wyoming, the court clerk said.