Charges against mother in standoff dismissed

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has once again dismissed charges against a mother accused of firing a shot when police tried to remove her physically-impaired daughter from their Detroit home.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says it will appeal last Friday's decision by 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles to the Wayne County Circuit Court.

Maryanne Godboldo was arrested in March 2011 on discharging a weapon, felonious assault and other charges.

Godboldo has said police came to her home because she took her then-13-year-old daughter off an anti-psychotic drug used to contain aggression and treat autism. State officials maintained the girl was at-risk without proper medication.

The charges were dismissed in August 2011 by Giles whose decision was upheld by the circuit court. The state appeals court ordered the charges reinstated after prosecutors appealed.

Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014