I think there would be no way the grand jury wouldn't indict. I don't necessarily buy her excuse for not going that route either.
This guy doesn't have enough cash to be an expatriate. While they won't extradite you they don't want your sorry ass unless you are rich or have some special skillset.
I am curious who steps forward as his lawyer. Third party representation usually gets a bit more scrutiny.
If they could find a jury for the alleged kid killing mother, they can find one for this guy.