US trio lose extradition appeal over alleged child kidnap plot
Jennifer Amnott, Valerie Hayes and Gary Reburn face extradition from Scotland to the US.
Judges at the High Court in Edinburgh rejected the appeal against extraditionThree Americans facing trial over a child kidnap plot have lost an appeal against extradition from Scotland.Jennifer Amnott, Valerie Hayes and Gary Reburn face life sentences in the US.
They were found living in Glasgow while wanted for an alleged attempt to kidnap five children and kill their parents.Lawyers said a potential mandatory life sentence in the US, without parole, was a breach of their human rights. But judges at the High Court in Edinburgh rejected their appeal bid.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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Jennifer Amnott, Valerie Hayes and Gary Reburn face life sentences in the US. They were found living in Glasgow while wanted for an alleged attempt to kidnap five children and kill their parents. It has now launched a strategic review of the German business, which it says is facing several challenges, including rising competition and supply chain problems: Our German business is being significantly impacted by a number of recent material changes to the local trading environment: competition in the online market has intensified whilst online penetration has returned to pre-pandemic levels; digital marketing costs have substantially increased against pre-pandemic levels; and supply remains constrained. Lawyers said a potential mandatory life sentence in the US, without parole, was a breach of their human rights.10 GMT Last modified on Thu 27 Jan 2022 09. But judges at the High Court in Edinburgh rejected their appeal bid. Shares in AO have dropped 2. Scotland's most senior judge, the Lord Justice General, Lord Carloway, said: "The crimes, which the appellants have allegedly committed, are extraordinary.
" Lord Carloway said that Valerie Hayes, 40, and boyfriend Gary Reburn, 58, told Ms Amnott that they had three children who had "been captured" by two families in West Virginia. Back at the start of 2021 they were worth over £4, after a surge in demand from locked-down customers. The words “Camp Auschwitz” were above an image of a human skull. Kidnapping attempt They allegedly told Ms Amnott that if she and her husband helped recover the children, she could keep one of the families' other children. The judge said Ms Amnott was "desperate to start a family". Lord Carloway added: "They planned to achieve armed entry, the securing of the children and the murdering of the parents by shooting them. Packer, 57, of Newport News, Virginia, pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of six months imprisonment. The plan was put into action.
" In his judgement, he detailed the reported kidnapping attempt of July 29, 2018. Image source, Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Image caption, Ms Amnott's husband Frank admitted conspiracy to kidnap in Virginia in December 2019 He said: "The group approached the house of the first family in the rural setting of Dayton, West Virginia. He remains free pending his sentencing hearing. They entered it while the family, including children aged two years and eight months , were in church." "Later during the hours of darkness they approached the house again. The group forced entry and secured the father in the basement, binding his wrists. Packer’s sweatshirt “appears to be a symbol of Nazi hate ideology”, an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit.
"The mother had managed to escape and contacted the police. When the police arrived, only Mr Amnott was still in the house, along with the father and his children. "He was holding the father at gunpoint. A photograph of Packer inside the Capitol shows him near people holding a broken nameplate from the office of the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. He was arrested. The others had left and, within days, fled to Scotland.
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