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Garden Grove : Triple Murderer Pleads Not Guilty in Abduction

An escaped triple murderer from New Mexico state prison who was captured in Garden Grove pleaded not guilty to charges that he abducted an Arizona family at gunpoint, forced them to drive him to Barstow, left the parents and two of their children bound and gagged in a motel room and took their 11-year-old daughter to Orange County, where he molested her.

James Neal Kinslow, 27, is one of seven inmates who escaped in Santa Fe last July 4. He allegedly kidnaped the William Blades family in Flagstaff on July 29. The girl was found later in Garden Grove, wandering the streets with a blanket.

Kinslow and two of the other escapees were arrested at a trailer park.

Kinslow had been serving a life sentence for killing a 38-year-old woman and her two daughters. He escaped earlier from a Wyoming prison but was recaptured.

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Kinslow entered his plea in Los Angeles federal court. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real set Sept. 22 for his trial on 11 counts, involving the abduction of the Blades family.


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