Hot Springs woman denies kidnapping charge
POLSON, Mont. (AP) -- A Hot Springs woman has denied a charge that she kidnapped
her 2-year-old niece.
KERR-AM reports 34-year-old Jamie Finley entered her plea Wednesday in District
Court in Polson.
Prosecutors allege Finley took her niece from a Polson home on May 18, prompting
a statewide Amber Alert. Finley was located with the child the next day.
Finley has said she removed the child to protect her. Family members say
Finley was concerned the girl's mother was going to take the child to Butte to live
with the mother's boyfriend. Family members allege he abuses the mother and the girls.
District Judge C.B. McNeil set Finley's trial for Sept. 16.