Third Eye Blind Wife Kidnapped Own Kid: Cops

Kristi Fredianelli involved in twisted case

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 30, 2013 11:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kristi Fredianelli, 36, was arrested Sept. 19 for allegedly kidnapping her own 6-year-old daughter. Why is this not just news, but gossip? Because Fredianelli is married to Anthony Fredianelli, who was the lead guitarist of Third Eye Blind until 2009. She was wanted on a fugitive warrant in Nevada, where she's been locked in a custody battle with Sebastian Martinez for years. The twisted details from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

  • In 2009, a San Diego judge named Fredianelli and her husband the girl's legal parents, according to Fredianelli's lawyer; a family court in Las Vegas later declared that order invalid.
  • The Nevada court found in 2011 that the child is Martinez's; Kristi Fredianelli initially won custody, with Martinez getting visitation rights.
  • Martinez later won sole custody.
Fredianelli was arrested in San Diego and plans to fight extradition to Nevada, where she faces a felony kidnapping charge. The girl is with Nevada child protective services.

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