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Mindy McCready speaks about Ariz. case

Aug. 4, 2005 at 2:51 PM

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Country singer Mindy McCready says she is "totally innocent" of charges filed against her in Arizona.

McCready, 29, has been charged in Lake Havasu with hindering prosecution and unlawful use of a means of transportation related to the theft of a pickup belonging to a Lake Havasu City boat salesman.

But she told the Las Vegas Journal-Review the entire incident was a misunderstanding and she and her co-defendant, Guillan Cissen-DeAngelo, had been using the truck with the owner's permission.

However, she described Cissen-DeAngelo as an obsessed con artist who took advantage of her when she was emotionally vulnerable.

Currently jailed in Mohave County, Ariz., Cissen-DeAngelo told the newspaper McCready "is completely, utterly innocent of any type of law that they're alleging she has broken."

"And for that matter, I am, too," he added.

McCready's arraignment was rescheduled for Aug. 30 while she recovers from a Florida suicide attempt that left her hospitalized for several days.

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