- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - An immigrant convicted in Northern California of abducting her American-born baby could face deportation to her native South Korea.

The Sacramento Bee (https://bit.ly/1BHdeG0) reports 43-year-old Nan-Hui Jo was found guilty Tuesday in Yolo County Superior Court.

Jo’s daughter, Hwi, is now 6.

Jo’s lawyer argued the child was better off away from her father, Iraq war veteran Jesse Charlton. Though Charlton has never been arrested for domestic violence, he admitted in court that he once grabbed Jo by the throat and threw her up against a wall. He testified that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder that causes erratic behavior.

Jo’s permission to be in the United States on a student visa had expired when she took baby Hwi from Sacramento to South Korea in 2009 without telling Charlton.

Jo is scheduled to be sentenced April 1.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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