Judge: Mom in 19-year-old kidnapping case not a flight risk

Created: 07/08/2014 2:11 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The mother accused of kidnapping her three kids from Albuquerque almost two decades ago appeared in court Tuesday for her detention hearing.

Investigators say Eileen Clark took her three kids to the United Kingdom 19 years ago after she and her ex-husband, John Clark, talked about getting a divorce.

On Tuesday, the judge ruled that she is not a flight risk or a danger to the community and she should be released to a halfway house while she awaits trial.

Prosecutors plan to appeal the decision, so Clark will remain in custody until another hearing.

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