A woman fled with her son from state to state and, ultimately, to Canada to escape domestic violence by the father, according to her.
For that, she has been convicted of kidnapping, and faces a sentence of up to three more years in prison.
She has already served eighteen months for refusing to disclose where the boy is safely hidden.
The boy’s father has denied any abuse. He claimed he had been denied access to his son and that the mother was merely trying to alienate the boy from him.
But the child’s school teacher, a presumably neutral third party, testified that the boy would sometimes start crying at school and ask her to call his mother to make sure she was OK.
Yet it is the mother who is incarcerated.