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Defense: Parents Taking Plea Bargain on Bride-Kidnap Charge

Defense: Parents Taking Plea Bargain on Bride-Kidnap Charge



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The parents charged with kidnapping their daughter to stop her wedding have reached a plea agreement six days before their trial was to start.

A court docket shows that Julia Redd, 57, and husband Lemuel Redd, 60, will appear in court on Wednesday to enter a plea before 4th District Judge James Taylor.

The docket doesn't elaborate, but the Redd's criminal defense lawyer, Rhome Zabriskie, told The Associated Press the parents have agreed to plead guilty to reduced charges.

Prosecutors couldn't be reached after-hours. The Redds originally were charged with felony kidnapping. Zabriskie wouldn't disclose terms of the plea agreement.

Negotiations to settle the kidnapping case against the Redds broke down last spring, but Zabriskie said he's confidant the plea bargain will go as planned on Wednesday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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