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Trial of a Man Accused of Kidnapping His Girlfriend’s Children Continues 

The trial of a man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend’s children continued Wednesday in Machias.Police say 34-year-old Colin Haag took 35-year-old Amanda Cyphert’s children illegally from their home in South Carolina. Police say Haag posed as a minister and Cyphert posed as his wife while making their way through several states.The two were arrested last spring in Ellsworth.Both Haag and Cyphert are on trial. Haag is charged with two counts of kidnapping while Cyphert is charged with criminal restraint by a parent. They were expected to testify on Wednesday, but now we’re told they will not take the stand at all.The defense also asked the judge to drop the charges, but those motions were denied.The trial is scheduled to resume Thursday.