A former Hauppauge woman who made the FBI's Most Wanted list when she fled to Spain with her daughter more than 12 years ago will not face kidnapping charges after all, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Yvette Torres had kidnapped her daughter and left the country after a judge gave custody to the father, David Beck IV of Hauppauge, in 2000.
According to Newsday, prosecutors dropped the charges because it was in the best interest of the child.
The teen was reunited with Beck in September when her mother was arrested upon reentering the country. At the time, she was released on $75,000 bail as part of a deal worked out in advance.
Author Alice Sebold used a photo of Torres and Beck's daughter and other missing children to illustrate a special edition of "The Lovely Bones," a novel about a young girl who is abducted and murdered.