Alabama Mom Pleads Guilty in Daughter's Abduction

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A south Alabama woman is free after pleading guilty in the abduction of her teen-aged daughter last year.

The Dothan Eagle reports that 33-year-old Julie Bethke of Clayton received probation after pleading guilty to interfering with child custody on Wednesday. The full article can be seen here,

Records show she was freed from custody after a judge suspended a four-year prison sentence and granted her probation. She had been held on bonds totaling $350,000.

Bethke's husband, Charles Dean Partin, awaits trial on felony charges in the same case.

Authorities say Bethke's daughter was in state custody when she was abducted from a doctor's office in Dothan in September.

The couple led authorities on a multi-state manhunt before officers captured them in Ohio.

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