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Woman Who Faked Kidnapping Gets 18 Months
Sherri Papini Freed From Prison

Sherri Papini Freed From Prison

Woman who faked kidnapping will be in a halfway house until her release in October

(Newser) - A California woman who staged her abduction, inflicting injuries on herself as part of the hoax, is out of federal prison. Sherri Papini, 41, was released to a halfway house in Sacramento, KTXL reports. Her case will be overseen by a Federal Bureau of Prisons field office charged with ensuring...

Sherri Papini Admits Faking Kidnapping

She'll plead guilty, could spend more than a year in prison

(Newser) - Sherri Papini, the northern California woman who was supposedly kidnapped in 2016 and was recently arrested after a yearslong investigation of the case, has admitted she faked her own abduction. Papini, 39, accepted a plea deal with prosecutors Tuesday, SFGate reports. "I am deeply ashamed of myself for my...

Prosecutor: Sherri Papini Screamed 'No' at FBI Agent

Details of 39-year-old's arrest discussed in court hearing

(Newser) - Sherri Papini was released on a $120,000 bond Tuesday, but USA Today notes that's far from the most interesting detail to come out of the federal court hearing. Papini, who claimed to have been kidnapped and held for three weeks in 2016 but is accused of actually having...

Woman Whose 'Kidnapping' Had California on Edge Faked It All: Cops

Sherri Papini arrested over 2016 incident

(Newser) - A Northern California woman who claimed to have been kidnapped and held for three weeks in 2016 was arrested Thursday and accused of making up the whole thing. Sherri Papini, 39, disappeared Nov. 2 of that year after going jogging near her home north of San Francisco; her husband went...

A New Clue Pops Up in Strange Case of Sherri Papini

Surveillance video shows formerly missing mom running near church shortly before she was found

(Newser) - A new clue in the case of Sherri Papini has emerged. A surveillance video shows the formerly missing California woman sprinting near a Jehovah's Witness church in Yolo County early on Thanksgiving last year, shortly before she was found by a trucker on an Interstate 5 ramp, per the...

New Evidence Unveiled in Weird California Kidnap Case

Male, female DNA was recovered from Sherri Papini

(Newser) - Authorities have released new details in the Sherri Papini case, almost a year after the California mother of two young children vanished after going for a jog. She disappeared on Nov. 2 last year and was next seen 22 days later, when she flagged down a passing car 150 miles...

2003 Report Breaks Quiet Surrounding Sherri Papini Case

Her mother claimed Papini was harming herself but blaming her mother

(Newser) - Investigators haven't gone public with any new info about Sherri Papini's alleged kidnapping since Nov. 30—but the Sacramento Bee has done some digging. After filing several California Public Records Act requests, it obtained a December 2003 police report that's just two sentences long. What it says:...

Husband Describes Sherri Papini's Kidnap Ordeal

He says captors kept bag over her head

(Newser) - Sherri Papini's captors put a bag over her head and kept her chained up any time she was in a vehicle, husband Keith Papini says. "She was bound" and "had a metal chain around her waist," the California woman's husband says in an interview with...

Sheriff Says Captors Burned Message Onto Sherri Papini

'It is not a symbol, but it was a message'

(Newser) - Not only was Sherri Papini apparently chained and beaten during her three-week abduction, but her kidnappers also allegedly burned a message into her skin, ABC News reports. Sheriff Tom Bosenko says the California woman who disappeared while jogging on Nov. 2 was branded by her captors. "I would think...

Husband: Sherri Papini Weighed 87 Lbs. When Found

Says his wife suffered 'both intense physical agony and severe mental torture'

(Newser) - Keith Papini says his wife suffered "both intense physical agony and severe mental torture" while held captive for 22 days, and anyone spreading "disgusting" rumors "should be ashamed of their malicious, subhuman behavior." In a statement to ABC News , the husband of Sherri Papini—who flagged...

Police Say Missing Jogger's Story Holds Up

But officials haven't released additional details

(Newser) - California police still aren't revealing much about Sherri Papini's alleged kidnapping, but they do say that so far, her story holds up. "We currently have no reason to disbelieve Sherri Papini's story," said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko on Sunday. "She was assaulted and...

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