Key witness in Nathaniel Kibby case granted parole on scissor stabbing conviction
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A woman key to the return of a North Conway teen after she had been kidnapped and held hostage for months has been granted parole.
Lauren Munday, 29, is in prison for first-degree assault after slashing a man with scissors back in 2015.
Munday had slept with Nathaniel Kibby back in July 2014. Kibby paid her with counterfeit $50s, which she later got caught using at a Wal-Mart in Maine. She later contacted Kibby, who she knew under a different name.
Authorities believe that call may have been what prompted Kibby to release his 14-year-old victim. Kibby kidnapped the girl Oct. 9, 2013, deciding to release her nine months later. The same month that Munday got caught using the counterfeit $50s.
Munday never faced charges in that incident.
After the assault in 2015, Munday had been charged with violating probation and became a fugitive from justice before authorities caught up with her in May 2016 and arrested her on two warrants, one of them related to the Kibby case.
Kibby has since pleaded guilty and will spend 45-90 in prison.
Munday is expected to be released from prison July 25.