Parents Claim They Used Bad Judgement In Mock Kidnapping
TROY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a woman who helped stage a 6-year-old's kidnapping says she and three others may be guilty of bad judgment but not criminal behavior. Lawyer Charles James is representing the 58-year-old woman, whom authorities say helped plot the kidnapping with the boy's mother, another woman and a 23-year-old man to teach him about stranger danger. James calls the charges against the four harsh, saying it's liking taking care of a "small nail with a sledgehammer."