Pregnant Lawyer May Have Been Kidnapped Due to Dad’s Case
A pregnant Ohio lawyer’s kidnapping and release may have involved a case involving her father, who is a municipal court judge, the lawyer’s husband said.
Karyn McConnell Hancock was released unharmed Saturday morning, three days after her abduction near Six Flags Over Georgia, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported. She said she was abducted by two men and a woman outside a Toledo courthouse.
Today, Hancock’s husband told Good Morning America the kidnapping may have been related to a case involving her father, C. Allen McConnell, before he became a Toledo judge, ABC News reports.
“She said they weren’t really interested in her at all,” said husband Lawrence Hancock. “They were just trying to make her suffer based on some case they believe my father-in-law before he became a judge had something to do with.”
Early speculation on the kidnappers and motive had mentioned a case filed against McConnell-Hancock by a former client who claimed she negotiated a $10,000 settlement for a car crash but never turned over the money.