Jun 12, 2015 4:53 PM

Judge will allow joint trial for Kelleys, both accused in custody case


LANCASTER - A Coos County Superior Court judge approved a motion Friday to allow for a joint trial in the cases of Genevieve and Scott Kelley, who fled the state with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago amid a custody dispute.

Both Scott and Genevieve Kelley are accused of custodial interference and witness tampering. The motion to allow a joint trial was approved by Judge Peter Bornstein.

Authorities said the Kelleys fled to Central America with her daughter, Mary Nunes, in 2004. Kelley had claimed her ex-husband, the girl's biological father, abused the child. The father, Mark Nunes, was investigated but never charged. Investigators said they believed he was unfairly accused.

Both Kelleys were arraigned in May where they pleaded not guilty.


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