Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haiti Judge: No Release of US Baptists This Week

Ms. Silsby, right, detained in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A Haitian judge says American missionaries Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter will remain in jail over the weekend as he awaits more testimony.

Judge Bernard Saint-Vil tells reporters that he has asked two real estate agents and a pastor from the Dominican Republic to testify in Port-au-Prince about property the missionaries rented to set up an orphanage.

That is expected Monday. If they do not show, Saint-Vil says he still expects to rule next week.

He also said Thursday he is seeking to question a pastor and another man from the border town of Ouanaminthe.

Silsby and Coulter are the remaining detainees from a group of 10 stopped taking 33 Haitian children to the Dominican Republic after Haiti's catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake.


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