Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Woman Accused of Abducting Son to Belize Has Case Put over to November

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Woman Accused of Abducting Son to Belize Has Case Put over to November

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Accused child abductor has case put over 2 months

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A 33-year-old Alberta woman accused of abducting her son and fleeing to Belize for three years has had her case put over until the end of November.

Crown prosecutor Tony Bell says it just handed over many documents to the defence and it needs time to review them.

The defence also said it is going to apply to obtain third-party records from Global Affairs Canada about the woman's actions in Belize.

The judge agreed to adjourn the case to Nov. 23.

The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child, allegedly failed to drop off the child for a court-ordered visit with his father in 2014.

Members of the Lethbridge Police Service tracked the mother and child to Mexico, Guatemala and various parts of Belize, where she was arrested. …

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