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own hands and... and flee the country with a child, because you don't like the result from a divorce hearing. >> reporter: lee acknowledges she broke the law by getting those fake passports, but says she is not guilty of kidnapping. you do not think that you broke the law by taking her out of the country? >> no, the law was broken when a corrupt court system took that baby from me and took her mother away from her. >> reporter: in your mind, you did not kidnap her. >> she's my daughter. >> reporter: but you did not have the legal right to take her out of the country. >> legal right be damned. >> reporter: but after five months in jail, lee realized she didn't have the money or the firepower to fight the u.s. government. she pled guilty to all three charges, including kidnapping. she was sentenced to 21 months in prison, with credit for time served. for the man who had searched for her, it was a disappointing sentence. >> what about harris' side, the father's side?
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hands and denied the father of 20 years of ever seeing his daughter. >> reporter: have you ever, for one moment, thought, "maybe i should have let her know harris todd?" >> no. >> reporter: no remorse about cheating him out of 20 years with his daughter? >> none. >> reporter: lee says time has proven she was not who harris said she was. >> there's nothing wrong with me. i've never done anything violent. i've raised two amazingly healthy, intelligent children who are happy. so, who is telling the truth, and who's lying? >> reporter: sam had some questions of her own. she wrote an eight-page letter to harris. >> just telling him that i can have the most amazing relationship with him as long as i am 100% sure there's no revenge, there's no spite, there's no nothing. >> reporter: sam says all she wanted was the truth: why harris said her mom was violent. >> there was no response to
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>> reporter: instead, harris wrote he was pleased to hear she had done well on her exams. has there ever been any response? a year would pass. sam was finally ready to meet harris... >> her relationship... >> reporter: ...a meeting harris had imagined when we spoke to him back in 1999. >> i would tell who i am and hug her. >> reporter: it didn't quite turn out like that. they met at harris' home. >> he held out his hand to shake my hand, and i thought, "well, i'm not quite comfortable with that. i'd rather give a hug." and it was just a surreal experience, almost. >> reporter: sam says harris took her on a 2.5-hour tour of his house, showing off his prized possessions. lee's friend, retired judge myron johnson, accompanied sam. >> i really was very shocked that the conversation was not about he and samantha and the
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how they could go from here... >> i think we were both a little awkward. >> reporter: they have not seen each other since, but sam says she remains open to a relationship, as long as harris understands one thing. >> there is no way i'm letting go of my mom. i have been very lenient with him and all the stuff that he has said, and i want to know if he will be the same with me when this comes out. >> reporter: last may, lee barnett was released from jail on two years' probation, back into the lives of family and friends she had left all those years ago. >> and then this is where we did that. it's an amazing experience to have your best friend disappear for 20 years and come back. >> she is just overwhelmed with friendship. >> all of our childhood memories are all coming back. she's not going to go anywhere, as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: at this point, lee is not allowed to leave the
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so, with the help of "48 hours," her kids came to her. reece was a total surprise... ( laughter and applause ) >> the first time i got to hug her after she got out of prison, she never let go of me. she just... i think she cried. >> reporter: ...and sam hadn't seen her mother in nine months. >> my mother and i have this incredible thing to know that we love each other, and a continent or an ocean isn't going to separate us. >> reporter: over two decades ago, lee barnett married harris todd, hoping to have a happy life together. instead, it became a marriage measured in loss. a father lost 20 years with his daughter; a mother lost her home, her friends and her family. a story of hurt, anger and
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love. but also of love. >> "dear savanna, i just want to let you know how loved you are. you and i will be fine. more than fine, really. we'll be great, and we'll get through this. please always know that having you is the most important thing in my entire life. you will always be my little girl. we've made it. sweet dreams. love, mommy." captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
10:06 pm announcer: you're watching kcci 8 news. todd: right now on kcci, big 10 championship! you're looking live at lucas oil stadium for the hawks just took the lead over michigan state. live team 8 coverage ahead. a terrifying overnight, a burglar breaks into a des moines home, while the owners are inside. how they fought back, killing
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and ties to terror in the california shooting rampage, the new information about the husband and wife killers. good evening. what a game it has been so far. right now, the big 10 championship game is just starting the fourth quarter. michigan state and iowa battling it out for a trip to the college football playoff and a big 10 championship. sports director andy garman joins us live in indianapolis, outside the lucas oil stadium. andy: yeah, todd, this was a game that was an old-fashioned, big 10 slugfest for three quarters. getting bogged down inside the red zone, settling for field goals. in the third quarter, michigan state had a 9-6 lead. the first play of the quarter,
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ran the rest of the way untouched. and the hawkeyes and now taken a 13-9 lead in the big ten championship game. michigan state got the ball back, how to drive, cannot get anything. 12 minutes and 14 seconds to go in the game. remember, the winner of this game wins the big 10 championship and is considered a lot for the collegeootball playoff. the hawks will move on to their first ever birth in the college football playoff. it has been a raucous scene. ryan smith joins me now. unless you are there, you don't really imagine the dominance of black and gold. three quarters of the stadium is hawkeye fans. ryan: that is right. we have seen tens of thousands of hawkeye fans, truly dominating the downtown indianapolis sporting scene. even michigan state fans admitting to me that they are
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>> i-o-w-a! ryan: it may not be lucas oil stadium -- >> i-o-w-a!" ryan: but hawkeye fans inside basey's downtown grill aren't letting that stop them from feverishly cheering on their team. sharese: half of our family is in the stadium cheering on the hawkeyes, and hopefully cheering them to victory, so we're just excited to be in indianapolis. ryan: iowa native michael hochstler made the long-distance drive with no guarantees he'd snag a high-priced ticket to the sold-out championship game. michael: came here about noon, tailgated for a while, attempted to get some tickets. then, my friend found a bar here. we decided to come over here and watch the game. >> let's go hawks! ryan: today, iowans invaded indy, painting the town black and gold. bobby: unbelievable number of fans. just can't get over how many hawkeye fans traveled, which is awesome. ryan: spartans took notice of the lopsided support.
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not seeing as many michigan state fans out here. heather: unfortunately, we are feeling a little bit intimidated by the fan base. but that's because we're confident that our fans have been in the bars since 10:30. ryan: it is an impressive turnout for one of the biggest games in school history. jared: we love this team. they represent everything about iowa. they put their noses down. they go to work every day. work hard, hit hard, and they don't need any glory. i think they're going to pull it out. ryan: iowa fans in great spirits right now, as the hawkeyes remain on top over the michigan state spartans here inside at lucas oil stadium. for local reaction from fans back home in central iowa, let us toss it over to rose heaphy, live in west des moines. rose: i am here at the longest yard in historic valley junction. the place is packed.
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it is just a taste of the excitement that is going on tonight. t'was the night of the big game. and all throughout the metro, barely a car on the roads. all parked, just so. michael: there shouldn't be anyone out there, unless they're at the bar watching the game right now. rose: iowa fans' tvs were all tuned in with care, in hopes a hawkeye win would soon be their's. ellie: hands down, biggest game of, you know, the decade. michael: it's everything. prove all the naysayers wrong, you know? we're going to do it, and we're going to win. rose: with glasses all full and snacks prepared, the sounds of kickoff soon filled the air. >> let us go hawks! rose: loud claps and cheers, eyes glued to the screen, believing in their 12-0 team. scott: every touchdown will bring cheers, and every touchdown for the other team will bring jeers. rose: a packed bar full of team colors, just happy to be with one another.
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all of our hawkeye games. there's no better place. ken: it's cool because everybody talks to everybody, have a good time. everybody gets along cause everyone's here for the same reason. rose: seeing it through with the highs and the lows, a fearless crowd doing all to make kinnick proud. ellie: it feels like home. rose: iowa fans doing it right, happy big 10 to all -- and to all a good night. it is still very tense here right now, with every second, they are getting closer and closer to finding out who that big ten championship is going to go to. live in west des moines, rose heaphy, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. todd: thanks, rose. now, for another check of the score. again, hawkeyes leading 13-nine. we are watching closely. and we will let you know the second there is a big 10 champ. in other news tonight several , people in a des moines home fight back after a man breaks into their home early this morning. the suspect is now dead. kcci's kim st. onge explain what
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they could be facing charges. dispatch: eastside cars taking a report of a stabbing. i guess it's gonna be a home invasion. kim: 911 dispatch audio is giving us some idea of what may have happened inside this eastside home that led to one man's death. dispatch: a black male broke in with a gun. caller heard a lot of yelling. caller said her son's girlfriend stabbed the suspect. kim: neighbors like diondra sterling were unsettled seeing dozens of police and crime scene tape surround a home so close to their's. diondra: i mean, if it's a home invasion, i got my daughter. that's not as good. merlie: oh my goodness! kim: merlie crowley also lives close by and describes the neighborhood as quiet and friendly. merlie: most of us don't even keep their doors locked. i mean, we are just so comfortable there, and we're used to it. kim: others see it differently -- jason: i don't feel safe here. i was just telling my mother this morning that i wanted to move. kim: and weren't as surprised to hear which house was involved. jason: just because of all the problems that they've had with police being over there.
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questions than answers. dispatch: i got a male in the basement. looks like several stab wounds. kim: as police try to figure out a motive, and exactly how this went from a home invasion to des moines' 20th homicide this year. todd: no word yet on cause of death or the identity of the no charges have been filed at this point. that will be up to the county attorney. police say iowa does not have the stand your ground law. but you are allowed to use deadly force, if you're facing serious harm or death. an early-morning fire forced motel residents into the cold. the fire broke out this morning at the cozy rest motel on southeast 14th street. fire officials say it started from an unattended cigarette in one of the rooms. the fire spread to the wooden awning. residents were able to escape , though, without injury. right now, a stabbing in london is being treated as a terrorist incident. the man in this video subdued by
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stabbing three people at leytonstone subway station in east london. the suspect reportedly yelled "this is for syria!" before the attack. one man sustained serious, but non life-threatening injuries. two others have minor injuries. investigators not yet revealing exactly why they consider this a terror attack. back here in the united states, the fbi is digging deeper into the terror ties linked to the california shooting rampage. the key question? how a married couple became radicalized. isis has confirmed the california shooting suspects were supporters of the terror group isis. it made this announcement for the first time this morning on its official radio station. the agency admits syed farook and his wife, tashfeen malik, flew under the radar. they were not on any terror watchlist when they killed 14 people and injured 21 others. republican front runner donald trump is speaking in spencer today. he says the couple ran after the attack because they didn't want
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donald: you know, it's a whole big hoax. they want to die. they don't want to die. they talk about they want to die, they don't want to die. they're chicken [bleep]. believe me, they don't want to die. they don't want to die. todd: tonight, president obama says the u.s. will not be terrorized by the shooting in california. during his weekly address, he said isis and other terrorist groups are actively encouraging people to commit terrible acts of violence. you can tune in tomorrow night for the president's address to the nation about terror threats to the u.s. following the san bernardino shooting. the san bernardino attack and the problems of how to deal with isis is now a major topic on the campaign trail. today in cedar rapids, five of the field of 13 appeared at the rising tide summit, including the texas senator in the middle of a polling surge. texas senator ted cruz has pushed through past 20% in two recent polls, ahead of dr. ben carson and a bit closer to donald trump. he talked extensively of national security after the killings in california. sen. ted cruz: what was the
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hillary clinton, and far too many members of the news media to this terror attack in san bernardino? it was to go after the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. todd: dr. ben carson, rand paul, carly fiorina, and rick santorum also spoke. you can hear what they had to say, sunday night at 10:00. taking a live look outside. out on the roads tonight, this is one of our dot cameras. looks like it is downtown, fairly quiet. we know it is warmer than normal. jason: we are still sitting at 40 degrees, above the average high this time of year, which is 37. a nice night if you're headed out and about, pleasant for a walk. we are going to chill out a bit further into the evening. you can see we have the clouds that have overtaken us, though. just a brief spat of rain that will make its way on through. we have even more sunshine in
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the state, upper 30's and 40's the matter where you are at. 37 out there in storm lake. as we head to the morning, we do have a chance for a little light rain to fall. that will be fleeting as we head into the afternoon, clouds begin to break, and we warm up to 45 degrees by noon. i will have more on what could send our temperatures back to the 50's. todd: holiday tradition, the annual giveaway to spread some holiday cheer. why one volunteer says a smile is plenty thanks enough. plus, picking the perfect tree. how one group of boy scouts is delighting locals. and could it be one of the best films of the year? john pascuzzi reviews "spotlight." when they told me that i was diagnosed with cancer, all i could think of was my kids and that i didn't want to leave them. i beat cancer, but it is still scary. now i have a pre-existing condition. so, if republicans take away obamacare, breast cancer survivors like me could be denied coverage. if hillary's in the white house, she's going to continue obamacare,
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 10:00 with todd magel, laura terrell, meteorologist jason sydejko, and sports with scott reister. todd: welcome back. right now, taking a live look at lucas oil stadium. the hawkeyes are taking on the spartans. just six minutes left in the game. hawks still in the lead, 13-9. we will keep you posted. dozens of families walked away with a christmas tree and some barbeque food for free today. it's part of the iowa bbq society's 20th annual tree and food giveaway.
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of pork from cookie's bbq, and some canned goods up for grabs. organizers say they're thrilled the event has continued growing. speed: i feel pretty fortunate, so does everybody else, we can afford to do this, to help these people out. and, you know, you have to give back for the space we occupy, while we are here. they say thanks. and the smile on their face is actually enough payback. todd: smokey d's bbq was also there handing out breakfast sandwiches today. well, the sunny weather drew people out to the christmas tree lots in urbandale. workers at the lot on merle hay road say they've already sold two-thirds of their stock. families stopped by to pick out their perfect tree from the pop-up forest. shoppers say it's all about finding the right look. jennifer: basically, you want like the type of tree that looks perfect. like the cut-out cookies, you can make sugar cookies and stuff. todd: we know what that looks like. boy scout troops 43 and 96 help run the stand. the organization receives part of the proceeds. now, to check in with jason
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eight-day forecast. jason: yeah, we are talking christmas -- it doesn't look anything like that outside right now. keep your christmas spirit going. eventually, we have to get more snow. for now, it is nice out. we have a few clouds roaming about out there. that will be the case as we head overnight, picking up a few showers early on tomorrow morning. once we take those out of here, things are going to warm up nicely. 46 by 3 p.m. clouds break into the afternoon hours, we should still have some sunshine to end our day. you can see the system drawing in the cloud cover, the back edge is not even that far away at this point read we may not hang on as long, but you can see that weak line of rain. we might see as wrinkle, some might not even see that much. this will continue east, and the clouds will begin to break into the afternoon.
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tomorrow, we have a bit more sunshine in our forecast. in fact, a lot more -- once this thing pushes on through. futurecast gives us absolutely no gusts. absolutely clear by 4 p.m. a reasonable chance we could pick up more sunshine as we head later into the day tomorrow. eventually more warmth, we keep the sunshine through monday. more importantly, we think the wind up -- and this wishes them out to the southwest. that will keep temperatures only in the mid 40's tomorrow. by monday, this changes up greatly. we start to draw the wind from the southwest, and fairly stout, too. up to 20 miles per hour in fort dodge. that will drag in much warmer air, again mid-50's for a lot of us very soon here. 37 is the overnight low.
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grade putting together a pretty mild day, evening, and tomorrow. as we look a bit further ahead, those 50's are not far away. 53 on monday, 54 on tuesday with plenty of sunshine. we do have a spot of rain into saturday. besides that, it is not december-like. we sit in the mid 50's until the end of the week. todd: oscar buzz for the new film "spotlight." john pascizzi reviews the new michael keaton film about abuse in the boston catholic church. this holiday, ford america's best-selling brand is giving you more. the ford holiday sales event... with 0% financing for 60 months on 2015 f-150 and focus and 2016 fusion and escape. plus 1,000 dollars holiday bonus cash
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film, "spotlight." john: it is the 2003 investigation by the boston globe that brought to light shocking stories of the sexual abuse by children from priests in massachusetts. michael keaton stars as a globe editor who leads an investigative team, no as spotlight, through the lies and coverups from the archdiocese of boston. it will be a meticulous and courageous fight that will reveal secrets that no one can believe or want to hear. >> we need the full scope. that is the only thing that will bring an end to this. >> we will take it to ben when i say it is time. >> it is time, robbie. they knew and they let it happen to kids. ok, it could have been you.
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we have to nail be scumbags. we have a show people that nobody can get away with this, not a priest or a cardinal or a freaking hope. john: it won the boston globe a pulitzer prize for reporting. it is one of the best films of the year. michael keaton, mark ruffalo, rachel mcadams take us on a ride of emotion, and heartbreak that never wavers in search for the true. it is spot on. this is john s guzy at the movies -- john pascuzzi at the movies. todd: next week, john reviews "creed." sylvester stallone returns as
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announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. scott: how about those hawkeyes? the biggest game in iowa football history, the championship game against michigan they. it is going down to the absolute wire. we are late in the fourth quarter, andy garman is standing by live outside lucas oil
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andy: scott, an incredible game out here right now. the iowa hawkeyes defense is needing one last stop. leading 13-9, michigan state has chewed up all of the clock down the stretch here in the fourth quarter. there are two minutes ago, spartans are at the 10 yard line. going in, touchdown from michigan state, that would give them the lead and very little time for beathard and company. if they do score, it will be a three-point game. they only need to get into field goal range. we know he hit a 57 yard one earlier. he should be of the make a difference down the stretch. this has been kind of a defensive, old-school slugfest of again. beathard has been up and down, his stats do not look that good. he completed passes to seven different receivers. he has one fluke interception where he threw it and it bounced
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ended on the back of a defensive back from the spartans. he then fell on it for a touch back to end of the drive. but so far, both of these teams have been bogged down once they get inside the red zone. it is a slugfest of again, the kind that former defensive coordinator norman parker would have loved. as i update the statistics year, 13-9 is still the score. michigan state with the lead, inside of two minutes ago here at lucas oil. we will have complete highlights and reaction from however this game turns out, coming up in your morning sports tomorrow. for now, scott, time to get back in and check out the finish of the fantastic football game. hawks leading 13-9, two minutes to go here in indianapolis. scott: thank you very much. their seats. let us look ahead on how this will shake out on sunday on
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