Mom Accused of Leaving Quadriplegic Son in Pa. Woods Waives Extradition

A Philadelphia woman accused of dumping her 21-year-old quadriplegic son in the woods — leaving him there for five days so she could visit her boyfriend in Silver Spring, Maryland — will be going back to her home state.

Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff said Tuesday that Nyia Parler, 41, had waived extradition and will be returned to Pennsylvania from Maryland. Korionoff did not say when that would happen, however.

Parler is accused of dumping her son onto a pile of leaves and sticks in a wooded area near Philadelphia's Cobb Creek Parkway, then leaving to visit her boyfriend.

Her son was discovered by someone passing by; he was out of his wheelchair and laying on the ground. The weather had been cold and rainy, and he had to be treated for malnutrition, dehydration and abrasions.

Parler is expected to be charged with a number of crimes including attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and neglect of a care-dependent person, NBC10 in Philadelphia reported.

Philadelphia police Lt. John Walker had previously said officers would pick Parler up if she agreed to return. He said Parler's son remains hospitalized in stable condition.

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