Sherri Papini Staged Her Own Kidnapping, Beating and Branding: Prosecutors

March 4, 2022

Five years after a California mom claimed she was kidnapped while jogging and held captive for three weeks, authorities say the entire story was “fabricated.” In 2016, Sherri Papini was found wandering far away from home, three weeks after she was reported missing. She said she had been violently abducted and branded against her will. A new criminal complaint alleges Papini was with an ex-boyfriend the whole time. The ex says Papini actually asked him to brand her to build up evidence of abduction.

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