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Not guilty plea entered for Andria Britt

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By: Samantha Lavien

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The Woonsocket mother accused of kidnapping her son and taking him across the country sparking a nationwide amber alert appeared in court Thursday morning.

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Andria Britt who is facing a charge of domestic child snatching.

She was ordered held on $50,000 with surety and several conditions including that she stay away from Sean Britt and her son Daniel, that she wear an electronic monitoring device and that she undergo drug and mental health evaluations.

Britt is accused of failing to return her now 7-year-old son to his father and leaving Rhode Island. She voluntarily turned herself in to authorities in Washington State two days after the alert was issued.

Daniel was found safe. He had not been seen by his father in two weeks.

"People will say it is your worst nightmare and it is, and, still it is hard for me," said Sean Britt.

Sean said it was important for him to be in court to see Andria.

"I just feel relieved I know where she is at. I just wanted to come down. I wanted to know what is going on," said Sean Britt.

In court, Andria Britt's attorney said his client has made allegations against Sean. He said that is part of the reason that she fled with Daniel.

"I think there were definitely mitigating factors in why she left. And, those are going to be coming out," said Defense Attorney Gary Pelletier.

Sean referred all questions about those allegations to his attorney.

"Anything to do with court... I don't want to get involved with anything the case is still going on," said Sean Britt.

Meantime, Sean does say his son is back at home and doing well.

"I just take it day by day with him but he's adjusted back to school," said Sean Britt.

Andria Britt is due back in court for a pre-trial conference on February 24.

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