Child returned to mother

Trina Atwell Chavarría has been reunited with her daughter Emily following a Sala IV order that required the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia to return the child.

The Poder Judicial confirmed and clarified the ruling Friday, and Ms. Atwell was reunited with the 2-and-a-half-year-old girl over the weekend.

The mother is seeking refugee status for heself and the girl to avoid returning to the United States where Ms. Atwell could face child abduction charges and the girl would be placed in the care of her father, Roy Koyama, who has full custody.

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