Pollard Kidnapping Trial Begins Monday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss. Trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a Mississippi woman and her son, a former University of Alabama basketball player, both charged with conspiring to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from school.

Jesse Mae Brown Pollard and Devonta Pollard maintain their innocence.

The child was taken from East Kemper Elementary School in Scooba in April and turned up unharmed on a rural road the next day.

The child's mother is Jesse Pollard's cousin. Authorities say Pollard planned the abduction to pressure her relative in a land dispute.

Court records say Jesse Pollard is planning an insanity defense during trial in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

An attorney for Devonta Pollard has said he didn't conspire to kidnap anyone and will fight the charges.

Five people have pleaded guilty in the case.

Officials expected jury selection to take all day Monday, with opening statements expected Tuesday.


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