Trio sentenced to probation for 'doomsday cult' kidnapping of Gilbert teen

Fox 10 News, Phoenix/May 28, 2024

PHOENIX - Three people accused of kidnapping a Gilbert teen to live in the wilderness as part of an alleged doomsday plot have been sentenced to probation.

Prosecutors say Spring Thibaudeau, along with her brother, Brook Hale, and her adult daughter, Abigail Snarr, kidnapped her 16-year-old son, Blaze, last October.

Court documents filed by Blaze's father said that Thibaudeau and Hale believed they were chosen messengers of the "last days" and that Blaze is a "Davidic messenger" of scripture in prophecy, while his mother is a "prophetess."

Thibaudeau did not have custody of Blaze at the time of the incident.

The search for Blaze ended in Alaska, when he was found at the Canadian border.

All three adults took plea deals earlier this month. Thibaudeau and Hale were sentenced to 18 months of probation for custodial interference. Snarr received a sentence of nine months.

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