Sherri Papini: California mom who staged her abduction had Bible verse about kidnapping branded on shoulder

The verse Exodus 21:16 was branded on Papini's shoulder, as revealed by a deacon in the upcoming HLN documentary 'Runaway Mom: The Sherri Papini Story'

Sherri Papini: California mom who staged her abduction had Bible verse about kidnapping branded on shoulder
Sherri Papini created her own self-abduction plot and executed it in November 2016 (Inside screenshot/YouTube)
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REDDING, CALIFORNIA: California mother Sherri Papini, who staged her own abduction had a Bible verse about kidnapping branded on her shoulder. This was found soon after returning from her self-made abduction in 2016.

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Roman Catholic Deacon and news anchor Mike Mangas revealed in an upcoming HNL documentary that investigators found a new marking on Papini's shoulder when she returned from her self  'abduction.'

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According to DailyMail, in an incident in 2016, Papini disappeared from Redding, California while she was out for a jog. The mother of two returned weeks later almost hundreds of miles away "dazed, battered and bruised" according to reports, and stated that she was kidnaped for 22 days by two Latina women.

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Sherri Papini with her husband Keith ( 20/20 official channel screenshot/YouTube)
Sherri Papini with her husband Keith ( Screenshot/20/20 official YouTube)

According to Mangas, "The sheriff asked me, because I'm a deacon in my church, asked me about a certain Bible verse." Further he added, "And so I told him it's Exodus 21:16, and it says something to the effect of "if anyone has kidnapped someone, they should be put to death." This was inked onto Sherri's shoulder. 

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Papini is 39 years old and is a mother of two children (ABC 10 Screenshot/YouTube)
Papini is 39 years old and is a mother of two children (Screenshot/ABC 10 YouTube)

However, when Papini returned she told a made-up story about how she disappeared. The 39-year-old was able to convince people and authorities of her story. However, at a later point of the investigation, it was found she was faking her own abduction. Papini pleaded guilty to faking her own kidnapping and lying to the FBI and now faces jail. She will be sentenced on September 19.
The documentary series premiers on September 18 at 10.pm ET on HLN.

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Keith, her husband reported her disappearance in November 2016. This is when she failed to pick their children up from school. Meanwhile, her cell phone and earbuds were found on the running track she used. In further investigation, it was found that Papini staged this drama to seek the attention of her ex-lover, James Reyes, and stayed with him for 22 days in his Southern California apartment.

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Papini admitted that she hoaxed the entire drama and was arrested in March (ABC News Screenshot/YouTube)
Papini admitted that she hoaxed the entire drama and was arrested in March (Screenshot/ABC News YouTube)

Reyes revealed that Papini was able to convince him to pick her up after telling him her husband Keith was 'abusing' her. Reyes assumed that this could eventually rekindle their romance after the duo stayed together. Unfortunately, the 39-yr-old took over his bedroom whereas he slept on the couch. She locked herself away in the room, starved herself and cut off her hair then started inflicting injuries on herself.

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Papini(R) alleged that her husband, Keith (L) has been abusing her to her ex-lover, Reyes (Abc 10 screenshot/ YouTube)
Papini(R) alleged that her husband, Keith (L) has been abusing her to her ex-lover, Reyes (Screenshot/ABC 10 YouTube)

The mother of two was arrested in March for staging her own self-abduction and fooling the world. In a statement issued earlier this year, Papini stated, "I am deeply ashamed of myself for my behavior and so very sorry for the pain I've caused my family, my friends, all the good people who needlessly suffered because of my story, and those who worked so hard to try to help me.
'I will work the rest of my life to make amends for what I have done." 

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Reyes is the ex-boyfriend of Papini (James Reyes/Facebook)
James Reyes, the ex-boyfriend of Papini (James Reyes/Facebook)

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