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Stepmom in Hawaii faces hearing for extradition to Montana over kids' abduction
HILO, Hawaii (AP) ' The stepmom of three children who were taken by their father to the Bahamas on a sailboat against custody orders is facing an extradition to Montana by order of Hawaii's governor.
Hawaii prosecutor Jason Skier (sk-EYE'-er) says Angela Bryant is due in court Wednesday morning on Hawaii's Big Island for a hearing.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer last month directly asked Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to return Bryant to the mainland. Abercrombie approved the request and Bryant was arrested last week.
The father pleaded guilty this week to a felony count of parenting interference after the children's mother said he failed to return them under a custody agreement.
The stepmom faces similar charges.
The abduction touched off a months-long search last year.