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Columbia mother set to be tried in missing boy case

Zinah Jennings (Source: WIS) Zinah Jennings (Source: WIS)
Amir Jennings (Source: WIS) Amir Jennings (Source: WIS)

By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The mother of a missing South Carolina boy is going on trial this week for not being honest with investigators about where the boy is.

Zinah Jennings' trial on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child is set to begin Monday in Columbia.

Amir was 18 months old when he was last seen around Thanksgiving. Jennings' mother reported her missing several weeks later, telling police that she thought her daughter and grandson were in Atlanta.

Police say Jennings gave them conflicting stories about the boy's whereabouts, and she's been jailed since December. Jennings is pregnant with a second child and faces up to 10 years in prison if she's convicted.

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