BYU student nurse kidnapped by parents

  1. ABC News: EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Allegedly Kidnapped Bride Speak Out on 'GMA'

    EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Allegedly Kidnapped Bride Speak Out on 'GMA'

    Jan. 7, 2007 — A husband and wife who are accused of kidnapping their daughter the day before her wedding expressed regret for their actions in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" anchor Diane Sawyer.


    Julianna Myers testified that her parents, Lemuel and Julia Redd, kidnapped her on the eve of her wedding, bringing her 240 miles away from her Provo, Utah, home to Grand Junction, Colo., because they thought their daughter's fiancé was "evil, wicked and abusive" for not giving Julianna a diamond ring for their engagement.

    "No, I wouldn't do it again," Lemuel Redd told Sawyer when asked how he would handle the situation if he could go back in time.

    He added that in hindsight it was, in fact, the "wrong thing" to do.
    ABC News: EXCLUSIVE: Parents of Allegedly Kidnapped Bride Speak Out on 'GMA'
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   nuangel1
    regardless of whether the parents liked the husband to be or not ,the daughter is 21 an adult and able to chose for herself.the parents were wrong guilty of kidnapping and should pay for their crime.the daughter should press charges and i hope she is happily married now.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    I watched the videos - I feel bad for the whole family. I think letting this prosecution of the parents drop and getting counseling for everyone is the best way to reunite the family - especially with a grandchild expected.

    We don't know all the details - but I've known men who can be controlling, in fact my dd had a bf who was controlling and fortunately she got out prior to being hurt.

    I think as a parent, I'd do about anything to get my child away from someone who is hurting them.

    I realize we don't know for sure.

    I do not think they "kidnapped" their daughter though - from the info watching the interviews and all.

    steph
  5. by   nuangel1
    i admit we don't know it all .i also did not see video i just read the article.however regardless of how caring and the reasons why the parents are guilty of kidnapping if they took the daughter against her will and especially over state boundaries thats a federal law they have broken .yes i also agree counseling might help .its up to the daughter how far she goes with any of this .
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from stevielynn
    I think as a parent, I'd do about anything to get my child away from someone who is hurting them.
    Moral of the story: You are not an adult and you have only as much free will as your parent allows you?

    Wanna put me on a diet because I eat bacon for breakfast? Or rehab because I drink socially?

    What if you as a parent think you are acting in my best interests - but really are not; but you refuse to see it. What then?


    At what point - really - do kids stop being "kids" and become "adults" ?

    Not trying to be belligerent Steph - just sharing a youn'un's point of view.

    And yes, I'm getting to your PM

    cheers,


    PS: The substantial interference with another person's liberty without consent or legally authority, is kidnapping. You do it because you love me, hate me or simply want money is immaterial. Motive doesn't always mitigate crime (self defence perhaps).
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Jan 9, '07
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from roy fokker
    moral of the story: you are not an adult and you have only as much free will as your parent allows you?

    no - not what i mean at all.

    wanna put me on a diet because i eat bacon for breakfast? or rehab because i drink socially? i'd have to put myself on a diet or in rehab then. ;-)

    what if you as a parent think you are acting in my best interests - but really are not; but you refuse to see it. what then? well, i hope i'm not that obtuse . . . . i don't mean to let these parents off the hook . . .


    at what point - really - do kids stop being "kids" and become "adults" ? never. :-) my husband told our daughter just the other night that no matter how old she gets, she will always be his little girl and he will always love and want to protect her . . ...

    not trying to be belligerent steph - just sharing a youn'un's point of view. i appreciate that.

    and yes, i'm getting to your pm gracias.

    cheers,


    ps: the substantial interference with another person's liberty without consent or legally authority, is kidnapping. you do it because you love me, hate me or simply want money is immaterial. motive doesn't always mitigate crime (self defence perhaps).
    i read your pm prior to this . . . . of course i knew you would answer this way. :d

    i'm thinking of situations i've experienced . . . . i was visiting my mom one summer during college and her neighbor, a woman about my age, was getting beaten by her s.o. on the front porch. i called her parents and her mom cried but said they had done everything they could for her, taken her away from him, gotten her counseling, etc., and now they had to just stand back because their daughter didn't want help. i called the cops instead. she went back to him.

    another time i was visiting my sister (gotta stop visiting family) and a big fat biker dude with tattoos all over was hitting a tiny woman who had a baby on her hip - i yelled at him to stop and he came at me. i locked the door and called the cops, who arrested him for "disturbing the peace" since the woman wouldn't press charges. he was back home the next morning. (this was before the law that cops could arrest a person w/o the abused person pressing charges).

    i could go on - i've seen so much abuse of women - guess i'm looking at it from a parent's pov. if your kid is hurting, you do what you can to help. even adult children. but they also, of course, have the right not to take your help.

    i still think this is a case of parents panicking and the whole thing should be handled with mediation and not jail.

    thanks for the advice though . . . ..

    steph:icon_hug:
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jan 9, '07
  8. by   bethin
    Does this mean I can kidnap my parents because I don't like their choices?

    Roy, you took the words right out of my mouth.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    my kids have pulled some real bone-head stunts but i didn't even think taking off withthem stuck in the car...but then they probably wouldn't have been that easy to nap

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