April 26th, 2010
02:28 PM ET

Judge drops kidnapping charge against U.S. missionary

Lonzo Cook

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/WORLD/americas/04/26/haiti.missionaries/t1larg.jpg caption="Charisa Coulter, left, and Laura Silsby are two of the missionaries facing charges in Haiti." width=300 height=169]

American missionary Laura Silsby will stand trial in Haiti on a charge of arranging irregular travel, a judge ruled Monday, but more serious charges against her and nine fellow missionaries were dropped.

Judge Bernard Saint-Vil dropped kidnapping and criminal association charges against Silsby and nine other missionaries who were stopped while trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti in January.

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  1. James

    Does this mean she is out of jail and can come home?

    April 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm |