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Plea Deal Still in the Works in Kidnapped Bride Case

Plea Deal Still in the Works in Kidnapped Bride Case



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Sam Penrod ReportingThe parents accused of kidnapping their daughter to prevent her from getting married went back to court.

It was a long afternoon, as both the prosecutor and defense attorney held talks about a plea deal to end all of this. In the end, it couldn't be worked out today but may be resolved two weeks from now.

Plea Deal Still in the Works in Kidnapped Bride Case

Lem and Julia Redd both face felony kidnapping charges for taking their 22-year-old daughter out of state, the day before her wedding last August.

Julianna Myers thought her parents were taking her shopping, but they kept driving to Colorado, and she missed her wedding. She got married a few days later.

Since then, their family feud has been very public. Their case has even received national attention.

Plea Deal Still in the Works in Kidnapped Bride Case

But, it seems both sides are willing to give a little to keep this from going to trial in July. Defense attorney Rhome Zabriskie says, "There have been some talks in getting the case resolved, and it seems to be going in an agreeable direction; both sides are holding out hope. We're optimistic we can get the case resolved. If not, we're keeping that trial date. We don't want this to drag out any longer."

Perry and Julianna Myers were not in court today. We understand they are out of town. However, Julianna recently gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter who was born a few weeks ago.

She has previously insisted her parents get mental health treatment, as a condition to the criminal case being resolved.

So if everything goes as planned, the kidnapping case could finally be over. The parents will be back in court in two weeks on June 14.

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