Aug 11, 2011 1:14 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Mom devastated after fugitive children's capture

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The mother of three siblings captured after an intense nationwide search says she is devastated by the arrest of her children.

Barbara Bell of East Palatka, Fla., told The Associated Press on Thursday that "throughout all of this, I think everybody just wanted it to stop."

Bell declined to discuss their ordeal in-depth, saying she didn't think it would help her children in the long run.

The three siblings, 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty, 26-year-old Dylan Dougherty Stanley and 21-year-old Ryan Edward Dougherty were captured Wednesday in Colorado.

Bell says she's grateful the three are not tried by the media. She says they will be tried in a court of law, "and their story will come out at that time.
Associated Press writer Russ Bynum in Savannah, Ga., contributed
to this report.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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