Queens District Attorney Richard Brown called Tuesday’s guilty plea by 28-year-old Shanel Nadal and 24-year-old Nephra Payne “just and fair.”
According their lawyer, the parents gave one of the kids a cell phone to keep with them while in foster care and were told to keep it their pockets. The couple accuses ACS of physically and sexually abusing their children.
The attorney for 28-year-old Shanel Nadal and 34-year-old Nephra Payne said they kidnapped their children out of desperation because no one was listening to them.
Authorities said Jesse Wasserman and an accomplice held up three men at gunpoint in separate incidents within 40 minutes around midnight Aug. 4, 2010.