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Mother Accused of Faking Son's Abduction in Court
VANDALIA -- The Dayton mother accused of faking the abduction of her 3-year-old son faced a judge Monday morning.
Looking solemn, Jade Smith heard the charges against her, and the judge entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. She is accused of faking her son's abduction, and leaving him out in the cold, all alone for six hours Friday night.
We were the first to air her hysterical call to 911: "I was just right here, Oh my God I'm panicking. I was just right here, that's all I was doing, (inaudible) and somebody had to take my baby."
Detectives say the whole thing was an act because she was angry at the child's father. Once investigators found little Kevin in his grandmother's yard all alone, Smith was carted off to jail.
"I couldn't imagine what he thought or how scared he was or I couldn't believe he actually stayed," said Charci Grooms, a neighbor who hasn't seen much action at the couple's Huber Heights apartment since Friday night.
No one answered when we knocked on Monday.
"I cannot believe it. I have three kids of my own, I cannot believe someone would do that, just to get back at the Dad, at that."
Smith's family support her in court.
"She's a good mom," one family member said.
The 25 year old is being held on a 25,000 cash bond.
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