March 11, 2014
A judge in Bakersfield decided today that a couple charged with abducting their grandson will go to trial a third time after jurors deadlocked on a decision earlier this week.
Robert and Bonnie Embrey pleaded no contest in February to one felony count of child stealing in violation of a custody order.
Their grandson, Travis Embrey, was taken in 2004 and found living with Robert Embrey in Surprise, Ariz., two years later.
Embrey and his wife had guardianship of Travis since 1996, but were concerned the boy would be hurt if he continued to visit his mother, Cyndi Knight.