Here is coverage of the Sandra Rucki Trial from the Star Tribune
Sandra Rucki’s former spouse, the state’s first witness, spent less than an hour on the stand.
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki drove her two oldest daughters to a western Minnesota horse ranch, promising to see them in a few days, but instead left them there for more than two years while the girls’ father frantically searched for them, prosecutors said in opening statements in the widely watched custody case.
Family Abduction Watch Editor’s Note: In these protective parent/family court critic movement trials, the protective mom uses the “Affirmative Defense” as her excuse for kidnapping her children. In this case, Sandra Rucki’s position is that she reasonably believed the action was necessary to protect her daughters from substantial emotional harm.
It was earlier reported that Sandra Rucki’s so called “silver bullet” was a recorded voicemail message that contained six gun shots allegedly by the father. However, it was subsequently reported that police detectives found that this recording came from Sandra Rucki’s boyfriend, Michael Rhedin’s computer. We have since found that posts of this incident by Emily Court of the Red Herring Report have been removed from that site. Here’s a copy of it. Yesterday, Sandra Rucki’s defense attorney told the court that Michael Rhedin would not be called as a defense witness.
Although this incident may not find its way into the courtroom testimony, it is a clear example of the tenets of the Family Court Critic Movement. For some reason, they believe they have a license to engage in civil disobedience which in this case includes fabricating evidence against their former spouse in their protest against our Nation’s court system.
As the facts of this case begin to unfold in the courtroom, it will be up to the jury to determine if Sandra Rucki’s belief was “reasonable” or just a simple belief due to her anger and revenge toward her former spouse.