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Missionary freed, leader still held in Haiti

Tue., March 9, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami on Monday, but the U.S. group’s leader remained in custody.

Charisa Coulter, 24, was taken from her jail cell to the airport by U.S. Embassy staff more than a month after she and nine other Americans were arrested for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the earthquake.

Coulter’s father said his daughter arrived in Miami late Monday and went straight to a hotel.

The leader of the Idaho-based missionary group, Laura Silsby, is still in jail in Haiti.


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