On February 25, 2015, the New Hampshire Coos County Court ruled on several critical motions:
- Competing Harms Defense — Genevieve Kelley is not allowed to use this defense.
- Superior Court Orders dated December 1, 2004 and December 16, 2004 — These orders giving her the child’s biological father sole custody of his daughter were admitted as evidence. Her defense team had tried to get these orders not allowed as evidence.
- Order to View her United States Passport — This order was granted that allows the prosecution the right to view Genevieve Kelley’s passport. This should include the stamps of every country that Genevieve visited with her U.S. Passport from 2004. If Mary Nunes does not surface during the trial, this will be history of the countries that young Mary Nunes stayed during the kidnapping.
On March 2, 2015:
- The court ruled that the biological father of the child cannot be deposed prior to trial. This was no doubt a tactic to by the defense to disparage the child’s father prior to trial. Genevieve Kelley had so many legal options and alternative before she fled the country, it’s really sad to see her defense team once again trying to blame the victim father for her crime. If she really believed the father not a good parent, she should have stayed in the State of Hampshire and used the Family Court and Child Protective Services.
With Genevieve Kelley out on bail, we really hope that as her legal defenses and alternatives are reduced, that she would find the courage:
- To reunite Mary with her biological father
- To apologize to the biological father
- To plead guilty
By doing so, she would not allow save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, but she would make this situation for her daughter right.