Colorado dad accused of kidnapping son appeals for mercy
WINNIPEG – A Colorado dad accused of kidnapping his 3-year old son is not cooperating with Canadian authorities.
51-year old Monty Turner appeared via phone from the Winnipeg Remand Centre where a Detention Review Hearing denied him bail, worried he’d be a flight risk.
Turner has refused to talk to Canada authorities about how and where he crossed into Canada.
A hearing officer for Canada Border Service Agency argued Turner was a danger to the public and a flight risk, and should remain behind bars.
Turner spoke briefly saying, “I’m able to stay in a motel and subject to stay.”
Turner did not have a lawyer and represented himself.
He said he doesn’t have a car and asked the hearing adjudicator to have mercy on him.
Board Adjudicator Laura Ko, from Vancouver, denied Turner’s release saying he likely wouldn’t appear at his admissibility hearing next week Tuesday, at which time he may be deported back to Colorado.
Turner is facing eight charges in Colorado after allegedly kidnapping his 3-year old son and fleeing to Brandon.
Colorado police say Turner broke into his estranged wife’s home in Longmont, and assaulted Brandy Turner before taking off with their son.
Mother and son are expected to reunite in Denver in the coming hours.
Turner will remain in jail in Winnipeg until his hearing next Tuesday.