Newsday: Mom accused of kidnapping daughter, shooting daughter's father pleads not guilty

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The mother who is accused of kidnapping her daughter and sparking an Amber Alert faced a judge Saturday.

Newsday reports that Patchita Tennant plead not guilty after prosecutors say she shot her 3-year-old's father and then drove off with the little girl.

Inside the courtroom, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office says it was a crime of passion after Tennant suspected her daughter's father was sleeping with another woman.

Tennant's attorney claims she acted in self defense during an argument.

Bail was set at $250,000.

 

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