Haiti judge likely to release US missionaries

2010-03-02 11:29

A HAITIAN judge says he will likely order the release of the last

two American missionaries detained for trying to take 33 children out of the

country after the massive January earthquake.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said he

expected to resolve the case after a hearing today.

Saint-Vil said yesterday that he planned to have Laura Silsby and

Charisa Coulter in court for the closed hearing.

He will also take testimony from people who were helping them set

up an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.

The judge added that he is close to being able to resolve the case

and will probably order the release of Silsby and Coulter.

Eight other American missionaries detained with them have already

been released.

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