Plea deal being negotiated for mother accused of kidnapping her

Plea deal being negotiated for mother accused of kidnapping her daughter

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Chrystal Lopez Chrystal Lopez

YUMA, AZ.- A mother accused of kidnapping her daughter in 2008 is negotiating a plea deal with the State of Arizona.

Chrystal Lopez faces charges of kidnapping per domestic violence, custodial interference per domestic violence, and fraudulent schemes.

Yuma police say Lopez orchestrated the kidnapping to take her daughter, Damaris Herrera-Lopez, to Mexico following a custody exchange in the McDonald's parking lot on 4th Avenue in Yuma on December 10, 2008.

Nearly 4 years later, Lopez was arrested at the San Luis Port of Entry after turning herself in on May 16.

Lopez appeared in Yuma County Superior Court for a hearing before Judge Maria Elena Cruz.

Her attorney, Terri Capozzi, told Judge Cruz a plea deal is being negotiated and the state has requested two more weeks.

A continuance for a change of plea or trial date setting in this case was set for next month.

Lopez remains behind bars on $50,000 bond. 

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