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Kidnapping case set to begin

...child. Kristen Thompson, 19, could be sent to prison for the rest of her life if she is convicted of holding Tony and Karen Chiera and their daughters at gunpoint in August 1998. Police have described the incident as "an apparent scheme to abduct...
Woman guilty of kidnapping family of four

...basically in shock. I expected more time," victim Karen Chiera said outside the courthouse. "I'm afraid when she...counts related to the illegal confinement of Tony and Karen Chiera and their two daughters, Sandra and Laura Reynolds...
Children's carnival allows parents to help blood center

...gleefully shouted to her mother's liking. Giggling children rambled and stomped around the front yard of Tony and Karen Chiera, who run the fun factory and held Friday's event to benefit the Shepeard Community Blood Center. Children took pony...
Police: Girl tried prior abduction

...deputies arrested and charged Nick Hall, the 18-year-old companion accused with Ms. Thompson of holding Tony and Karen Chiera and their daughters, ages 8 and 10, at gunpoint on Saturday. Police described the incident as "an apparent scheme...
Solution to stray pet problem offered

...that patrons of these generous doctors would freely give monetary donations to a fund created to help cover the expenses incurred by the surgical procedures. All people need to care for the helpless. Karen Chiera, North Augusta, S.C.
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Judge delays case of teen kidnapping

...the earliest trial now would be in May, when three terms of criminal court are set. The delay disappointed Tony and Karen Chiera, the North Augusta couple who say Miss Thompson and a teen-age boy, Nick Hall, held them and their two small daughters...
Young offender gets jail term

...prior crimes. Once out of jail, he must serve five years' probation. Mr. Hall admitted to holding a gun on Tony and Karen Chiera and their young daughters, Sandra and Laura Reynolds, on Aug. 8, 1998. Mr. Hall said his girlfriend pressured...
Man tells of ex-girlfriend's desperate plan

...the kidnapping and is trying to blame Ms. Thompson. Tuesday's action was highlighted by testimony from Tony and Karen Chiera, the victims of the alleged kidnapping. The North Augusta couple claims they were terrorized after they went to Ms...
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Forever a trooper

...Terry. Recently, Mr. Sams went to inquire about an item he saw in a want ad. When he got to the house, the woman - Karen Chiera of North Augusta - ran inside and came out with the tiny cat costume she'd worn on The Trooper Terry Show. "She...
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