San Joaquin County Judge Michael Mulvihill authorized on Friday the extradition of Randall Saito to Hawaii, according to Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin.
The judge set a status conference for Jan. 5 to track arrangements for physical transfer of Saito. U.S. Marshals will be tasked with bringing Saito back to Hawaii on a non-commercial flight.
Saito will face felony escape charges for leaving the Hawaii State Hospital on Nov. 12. He then boarded a charter flight to Maui and then a commercial flight to San Jose, Calif.
Saito previously told the judge that he doesn't want to go back to Hawaii.