Laura Silsby trial

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Haiti Frees Last US Missionary

Judge unexpectedly releases Laura Silsby

(Newser) - Just when it looked as though Haiti was ready to throw the book at Laura Silsby—the last of the Baptist missionaries accused of trying to kidnap "orphans" in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake—a judge reversed course and ordered her release today. Silsby has been in... More »

Haiti Seeks 6 Months for US Missionary

Alleged child-grabber Laura Silsby on trial

(Newser) - Baptist missionary Laura Silsby knew she was breaking the law when she tried to take 33 children out of Haiti, and she deserves to spend at least 6 months in jail, the prosecutor said as her trial began yesterday. The Idaho woman testified that she genuinely believed that the children—... More »

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