Mom in kidnapping case to stay in halfway house

PLACITAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico mother accused of kidnapping her own three children nearly two decades ago will be allowed to stay at a halfway house, at least for now.

Eileen Clark allegedly took her children – who were 2, 5 and 7 at the time – from Placitas in 1995 after her husband asked for a divorce.

She was found in London in 2008, but it took six years to get her back here to face charges.

Prosecutors argue she’s a flight risk, but a federal magistrate ordered that she be released to a halfway house.

Prosecutors are appealing, but there’s a fight over the proper way to do that.

In the meantime, Clark will be released to that halfway house.

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