Mirroring Beene's post of the other day... http://standyourground.com/forums/index.php?topic=23892.msg234047#msg234047
Maybe there's a better "Here we go again" place to file this?
July 27. 2014 7:28PM
Keene mother of toddler pleads to interference of custody
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent KEENE -- The mother who went missing with her toddler in February pleaded guilty to interference with custody of a minor and contempt of court on Tuesday.
Nicole Reynolds, 33, of Keene appeared in Cheshire County Superior Court Tuesday for a plea and sentencing hearing.
In the negotiated plea she plead to interference with custody of a minor and contempt of court.
She was also order to pay restitution of $2,616.39 to the father of the child, Seth Geraghty, and the child's grandparents, Michael and Fern Geraghty.
Reynolds was given two suspended sentences of 12 months in the Cheshire County House of Corrections. The sentences are suspended for three years pending her good behavior.
Reynolds and her two-year-old daughter, Gianna Geraghty went missing Feb. 5.
Police said Reynolds took her daughter because she was upset because the 2-year-old's grandparents were given custody of the child.
A week later the Jacksonville, Fla., Police Department found mother and daughter safe.
The toddler was returned to her grandparents. Florida police arrested Reynolds on unrelated non-felony charges in Florida. She was returned to New Hampshire shortly after to face a felony warrant for interference with custody.
So, a woman kidnaps a child and takes it across state lines......
"Excused" from prison dependent on an expectation of "good" behavior.
The piece seems to have "forgot"....
The names of the judge and prosecutor.
The original "crime" removing custody.
Why-AND I'M ASSUMING HERE-she was estranged from her husband, child, as well as the child's paternal grandparents.
The crimes that brought her to the attention of the state she fled to- apparently,the warrant for her arrest only cited "Felony interfering with custody of a child", yet that's all the "negotiated" plea was in Superior court.
Why "interfering with custody, and contempt of court" was deemed a suitable plea replacement for kidnapping.
Was she "in custody" between her arrest and trial?
How she came to flee to Florida, if anyone was "helping" her, who paid for her, and child's, return.
Reporters are at the mercy of editors for what actually get's ink.
Maybe these are reasonable questions for the reporter MEGHAN PIERCE [email protected]
or the "chief" editor of the paper, Joe McQuaid [email protected]
, or on twitter @deucecrew
Note: All contact info was listed in the paper.