Parents of 4 Children Plead Not Guilty to Kidnapping Charges

The parents turned themselves in at the US-Mexico border over the weekend after allegedly taking their four children from their grandmother's home earlier this month

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    Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

    A couple who allegedly abducted their four children and tried to flee to Mexico pleaded not guilty Tuesday to kidnapping charges.

    Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, both 28, turned themselves in Sunday near the US-Mexico border and were arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The couple is accused of taking their four non-custodial children by force from their grandmother's Boyle Heights home earlier this month. The children were found safe by authorities near the border in California days after an Amber Alert was issued.

    Felix and Chairez were each charged with kidnapping, child stealing and first-degree burglary with a person present, according to the District Attorney's Office.

    Felix was being held in lieu of $570,000 bail, and Chairez was being held in lieu of $510,000 bail. The couple is due back in court April 11.