Judge won't reinstate charges against Detroit mom

December 12, 2011 - 1:40 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother who initiated a standoff earlier this year by refusing to allow Detroit police to remove her daughter from their home will not face criminal charges.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Bill ruled Monday there was not enough evidence to charge Maryanne Godboldo with resisting arrest and shooting a gun off inside her house. Bill agreed with a lower court judge, who threw out the charges in August.

Godboldo was arrested in March after keeping police at bay. She had been battling the Michigan Department of Human Services after she took her daughter off Risperdal, which often is used to contain aggression and treat autism. Her daughter, Ariana, was 13 at the time.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office said it would appeal Monday's ruling.