Woman charged in Flanders shooting ordered held on $250K bail

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The woman accused of shooting the father of her child in Flanders and then triggering an Amber Alert when the child couldn't be located appeared in court on Saturday.

Newsday reports that Patchita Tennant pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. Prosecutors allege that she shot the father of her 3-year-old child and drove off.

The Amber Alert was issued early Friday morning when the child's location was unknown, but police say the child was later located at a relative's home.

Inside the courtroom, there were conflicting reports from the toddler's mother and from prosecutors as to what led up to the alleged shooting. According to Newsday, prosecutors allege that Tennant shot the man after accusing him of an affair, while Tennant's attorney says the shooting came in self-defense during a struggle over the gun.

Tennant was ordered held on $250,000 bail. The man who was shot remained hospitalized with injuries Saturday, Newsday says.

MORE COVERAGE: Police: Missing child found, mother charged in shooting of girl’s father 

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