Mom in kidnapping case to stay in halfway house

Mom accused of kidnapping 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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