Runaway mom's daughter can be questioned, judge rules

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Posted: Feb 04, 2015 4:17 PM
Runaway mom's daughter can be questioned, judge rules

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A judge has granted a prosecutor's request to question an 18-year-old girl who fled with her mother a decade ago in a custody case — but the teen is in hiding and it's not clear how or when she would come forward.

Mary Nunes was 8 when she fled with her mother, Genevieve Kelley, from New Hampshire. Kelley turned herself in to authorities in November on custodial interference charges. She wants a trial, and her lawyer says Mary plans to testify for her mother.

Kelley alleges she fled to protect her daughter from Kelley's ex-husband, Mark Nunes, whom she alleges abused the child. He was investigated, but not charged.

Judge Peter Bornstein ruled Wednesday that Mary needs to be questioned by prosecutors before her mother's trial and that she must do so in person.