CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute has turned herself in to face trial.
Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in the fall of 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child backfired.
The U.S. Marshals Service investigated tips through the years. Shortly after Mary turned 18 in February and no longer subject to the family court, the 50-year-old Kelley made contact. Her lawyer says she wants to face a jury on her custodial interference charge. She says her daughter is safe.
Police felt Mary's father, Mark Nunes, was unfairly accused. He was never charged with a crime.
Kelley turned herself in Monday in Lancaster, New Hampshire, and was arrested.