JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to three felony counts in a failed attempt to have two men kidnap her daughter from the child's father.
The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1yJzIpB ) reports Elise Deboutez of Nevada, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to arranging an attempted child kidnapping, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action.
The Jasper County prosecutor's office says the plea deal would limit the 28-year-old woman's prison time to 15 years.
Police say Deboutez recruited two Joplin men at a party last October to kidnap her 1-year-old daughter from the girl's father, who had been given emergency temporary custody of the child.
The father hid in a bathroom with the girl when two intruders entered his home. Two shots were fired into the room before the men fled, but nobody was hit.