Mindy McCready Defends Disappearing With Son
Mindy McCready has revealed her version of the last two weeks' events to ABC News, calling her disappearance with her son Zander a "call for help." She also says she wasn't aware that she was breaking a law, but admits that she believes decisions of right and wrong should supersede legal and illegal.
“What I did was to protect my child, and there’s not a person in the world that’s going to tell me that that is wrong,” McCready tells Andrea Canning in a clip that aired on 'Good Morning America.' The full interview will air on '20/20' Thursday night.
McCready says U.S. Marshals carrying guns came to take her son last weekend while she was staying at her boyfriend's house in Arkansas. “He was screaming, ‘Please don’t touch me, please don’t touch me, please don’t touch my mommy. Please, leave me alone. I want to be with my mommy,’" she says in the clip below. An official with the U.S. Marshals tells ABC that they used standard operating procedure.
It's not clear where the boy is at now, or if he'll be returned to McCready's parents house in Florida. Gayle Inge, McCready's mother, is the legal guardian of the 5-year-old. Earlier, Zander's father Billy McKnight told Taste of Country that a judge would be granting him full custody in early 2012. An Arkansas judge ruled on the most recent events on Monday, and while the ruling was kept sealed, McCready admitted to being very happy about his decision.
This case appears to be getting uglier, as Canning said tonight's full interview will reveal shocking family secrets.
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