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A Waco, Texas, lawyer faces a felony charge of kidnapping for allegedly abducting a client from his wedding celebration in an attempt to collect legal fees. Police say Paula Allen, 51, took Rolando Castelan from his wedding and then drove him around town in handcuffs as Castelan called friends and family from a cellphone to scrounge up the money he owed his lawyer. Castelan, 31, hired Allen in April when he was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm, tampering with a government document and possession of a controlled substance. Allen vouched for Castelan’s bond amount of $5,000, police said. Six months later, a grand jury indicted Castelan on the drug possession charge, but he failed to show up to court. Allen tried to persuade Castelan to come to court, but when he didn’t, the court found her responsible for the $5,000 bond. Police say she took Castelan from his wedding reception with the help of three “associates,” whom police have not identified. When Castelan’s ex-wife agreed to meet and pay the money, Castelan managed to escape the Suburban he had been held in for four hours.- Associated Press Martha and me Speculation ran rampant when Amanda Hill-an Austin, Texas, staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-went on a two-month leave in May 2005, and the speculation intensified when she came back but refused to say where she’d been. “I’d hear people in the hallways whispering,” said Hill, 30. “Was she on assignment? Is she on The Amazing Race? Was she working for the FBI?” In fact, Hill was racing-to become The Martha’s newest employee, as a contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. Hill didn’t make the final cut: She was fired on the Nov. 21, 2005, episode-or in Stewart’s gentler-than-Donald Trump terms, told she “didn’t fit in.” Her confidentiality agreement with NBC kept her from talking about the experience until after the Dec. 21 finale. Stewart, she said, candidly discussed her jail time and the electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet she was still wearing when filming was done. “Sometimes, she’d say, ‘Yes, the bracelet hurts, but you just have to suck it up.’ “- Texas Lawyer Juvenile justice There was a problem when Kaylee Reynolds recently received a summons to serve on a jury. She wasn’t nearly old enough to read it. Reynolds is just 2 years old, giving her 16 more years before she’s old enough to be called to jury service. Not to worry, said Massachusetts Jury Commissioner Pamela Wood. Reynolds will get a 16-year grace period. Wood guesses a mistaken birth date on a census form probably led to the erroneous summons to serve on a Taunton, Mass., District Court jury. Besides her questionable understanding of the concepts of guilt or innocence, there are other reasons why it’s best to wait for Kaylee to serve. Her mother, Patricia, said Kaylee gets really cranky if she doesn’t get her noontime nap. -Associated Press Details, details A Camden, N.J., jury looking at the bloody coat of the victim in an attempted murder trial found something the authorities missed: 30 bags of what appeared to be crack cocaine. The deliberations in the trial of Charles Gould, 25, in the 2003 shooting of Dwaun Drayton, were put on hold. -Associated Press

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