April 11th, 2013
11:13 AM ET

No bond yet for parents who took kids to Cuba

The couple accused of abducting their sons and sailing to Cuba will remain jailed without bond through the weekend, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.

The judge also appointed a public defender to represent Josh and Sharyn Hakken after they said they wouldn't be able to pay for a lawyer on their own.

They will return to court Monday for a pretrial detention hearing, the judge ruled.

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  1. chrissy

    How did they lose their parental rights to begin with?

    April 11, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bill Donahue

    Lose the granny. She's lovin' show biz too much. No wonder her son is a "case".

    April 11, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    I'm not posting too fast, they're all being blocked. Fix your stupid program, don't tell us to slow down.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    What I don't understand is why they were out of jail in the first place. They allegedly showed up at the foster home once and tried to take the kids at gunpoint.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    Sigh. Next attempt to make my first point.

    I read a bit more in depth. They are real wackos.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    Child services put them in foster care initially because they were (among other things) dealing and prepping for Armageddon.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    Like pulling teeth. I should have gone to dental school.

    April 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    Wrong choice going to Cuba, too many zombies there. Anyone see the movie "Juan of the Dead"?

    April 11, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Thank you @ BOMBO, i wondered how they lost their parental rights.

    April 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rascal Rabble

    seems like child protective over steppin boundaries and an attack against parental authority...if the kids are well-fed and happy...they meet the minimum standard of good parents...how did this get ballooned to so much chaos...some crazy social worker..,parents seem to do what any good parent does: givemiemydamnchildrenback!

    April 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Anyone who thinks stockpiling weapons, dope and Armageddon is the proper parenting for pre-schoolers should not be allowed children.

    April 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Whoa @ Rascal, seriously? Dope dealers are good parents? Youve got to freakin be kidding!

    April 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sure, chrissy. And good parents always wield weapons at the door of the foster homes, and tie up grannies when taking back their parental right to give their kid a sandwich in between tokes, anti government meetings, and planning Armageddon.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rascal Rabble

    yep, let those without sin cast the the first stone...recreational runnynoseweedh ds also makes great parents!

    April 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I'm sure you missed the part where they had guns lying around and were actively talking revolt against the government, but as long as the kids got a sammy between tokes, it was okay.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And you also missed the part where the grandmother, who was tied up when the good papa went to "retrieve" his kids, had custody, not DHS.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And the part where they we're all in a hotel room in another state with these items, violating a number of interstate laws, when arrested for the offense that got their children taken away.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      *where they're all...

      April 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Thats just so wrong on so many levels. Suppose those kids got those drugs and died from them???

    April 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oh gees can you just imagine what kind of unsavory ppl they were exposed too?

    April 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
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