Mum jailed for hiding her kids from their dad for more than two years

Mr Rucki called on Judge Karen Asphaug to give his ex-wife “the highest sentence permitted” during the court hearing.”Sandy no longer understands what it means to be a parent, and therefore I don’t think she understands what she’s taken from me, or more importantly, my children,” he said.Judge Asphaug said she was “deeply affected” by Mr Rucki’s statement before handing down Grazzini-Rucki’s sentence.”He described the defendant’s actions as annihilation of a family,” she said. “Truer words have never been spoken.”Grazzini-Rucki will also have to pay $10,000 in restitution and two fines of $944 — a dollar for each day that each of her daughters were missing.After the sentencing, a letter written by Grazzini-Rucki the night before the hearing was read out by her attorney.Her words showed that she feels absolutely no regret for her actions which has seen her spending time behind bars instead of being with her children.