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Crawford County father, uncles charged in runaway’s case

The Associated Press
| Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:00 a.m

An Amish man who killed his wife in a schizophrenic frenzy in 1993 pleaded no contest to a charge of custodial interference in the departure of their 17-year-old daughter from a Crawford County Amish community in April.

Edward Gingerich, 42, pleaded no contest to interference with the custody of children. His brothers, Atlee Gingerich, 44, of Union City, and Joseph Gingerich, 43, of Cambridge Springs, pleaded no contest to conspiracy.

Authorities say the girl was locked in a barn by her two brothers in April and then persuaded by her two uncles and her father to leave. State police found the girl four days later in McKean County, and she was returned to her grandparents. The girl’s brothers were not charged.

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