DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother will not face criminal charges for a standoff with police in a dispute over the care of her daughter.
Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bill said Monday there wasn't enough evidence to charge Maryanne Godboldo with resisting arrest and shooting a gun inside her house. The judge agreed with a lower court judge, who threw out the charges in August.
Godboldo was arrested in March after keeping police at bay. She had been battling the Michigan Department of Human Services after taking her daughter off Risperdal, a medication used to contain aggression and treat autism. Ariana was 13 at the time.
Separately, Godboldo's attorney, Byron Pitts, says a judge in a different court said Monday that Godboldo can keep custody of her daughter.