Woman and Kids Live in Pit Beneath Playground

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A woman who lived in a hole beneath
a beach playground with her two daughters for a couple weeks has
been sentenced to four years in prison.

Although a judge sentenced Tammy Kongkham to four years in prison, she will serve about two because she got credit for the 804
days she has already spent in jail.

Fort Lauderdale police say Kongkham and her young daughters spent a couple weeks in the ant-infested hole without anyone noticing. She allegedly abducted the girls from foster care in Philadelphia in October 2008.

On Friday, she pleaded no contest to charges including two felony counts of child neglect and one felony count of desertion.

The two girls have been reunited with their father and live in Pennsylvania.
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Lois Location: Geneva on Mar 8, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    How come they were living in foster care instead of living with their dad to start with? At least this is a happy ending story.The mother probably loved her kids but did not plan ahead when she abducted them.Just having them with you is not enough.
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