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Bride's Parents Charged

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A couple accused of kidnapping their daughter on the eve of her wedding has pleaded guilty in Provo, Utah, to a reduced charge.

The judge sentenced Julia and Lemuel Redd to three years of probation. He also ordered the couple to undergo mental evaluation for what he terms their "clearly irrational'' actions.

The Redds pleaded guilty to custodial interference. They were originally charged with kidnapping for abducting their daughter during what was supposed to be a shopping trip to buy religious garments for the Mormon ceremony.

The Redds were also fined $2,000, about the cost of the missed wedding day meal.

Today's pleas bring an end to a yearlong legal battle over the couple's objection to the man their daughter decided to marry. She still wound up getting married, but three days later than planned.


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