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AL woman to get psychiatric exam in MS kidnapping case

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A judge has granted a defense request that an Alabama woman undergo a psychiatric exam related to a Mississippi school kidnapping case.
It comes as a third woman charged in connection with the kidnapping of a 6-year-old Kemper County girl has been denied bond.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Ball ruled Friday that 25-year-old Shamarius Ruffin should be jailed until a grand jury meets. He earlier ordered Jesse Mae Brown Pollard and Wanda Dancy held.  POllard is from Northport.
The three are charged with kidnapping Jashayla Hopson from East Kemper Elementary School April 30. Federal authorities charge Ruffin went into the school to retrieve the girl at Pollard's request.
Investigators say Hopson was taken to Alabama by Pollard, where they spent the night of April 30 in a hotel. The girl was dropped off, unharmed, on a Mississippi road the next morning.

 

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