Kidnapping Mom Pleads Guilty 04 Jan 13

The woman accused of kidnapping her own children from a foster home in Pemberton in late November has pleaded Guilty to one of the felony counts against her. 21-year-old Reina Gandarilla took her 2-year-old son and 4-month-old daughter from the home, where she had also been staying. A nationwide arrest warrant was issued, and the 3 were found at a hotel in Mankato 6 days later, primarily through the use of her cell phone records. Gandarilla was charged with depriving another of parental rights. Her sentencing is now set for March 5th.