Twenty six years after fleeing with her child from an ex-husband who, it is suggested, may have been abusive, a 62 year old Utah woman is under arrest and facing forced return to California.
Under Utah law, custodial interference is a felony carrying a sentence of up to five years – although such a harsh sentence is reportedly rarely actually imposed. The statute of limitations must be quite lengthy – or nonexistent.
The now-grown son with whom the woman fled is said to be completely supportive of her actions.
Tenacious police work for such an old case.
Is the mother a villain? Or a hero who protected her son?
Only time – and evidence – will tell.