PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The mother of a Woonsocket boy who went missing for days last year accepted a plea deal in court Thursday.
With her lawyer by her side, Andria Britt pleaded no contest to a charge of child snatching for kidnapping her own son.
Britt, 37, failed to obey a court order to return her son, Daniel, to his father, her ex-husband. She instead drove the 6-year-old across the country to Washington State.
The incident set off a nationwide Amber Alert, in which Britt’s medical records were enough reason to believe the boy could have been in danger. Both were found safe in Washington eight days later.
Britt pleaded not guilty to the child snatching charge in January 2014. By entering the plea deal on Thursday, she avoided a possible two-year sentence in prison.
The judge instead sentenced Britt to two years probation and $2,000 restitution towards the Rhode Island State Police Department’s Amber Alert program.
Britt was also ordered to continue mental health counseling and was given a no-contact order, meaning she is not allowed to see her son beyond the current family court order.