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

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

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2019, 10:09 AM

Updated 1,719 days ago

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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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