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Attempted kidnap and murder suspect appears in Santa Barbara courtroom

Theresa Colosi
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Theresa Colosi, 55, of San Jose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The woman accused of the attempted murder of a social worker and the attempted kidnapping of her son appeared in a Santa Barbara courtroom Monday morning.

55-year-old Theresa Colosi was dressed in normal street clothes for her procedural hearing. Her next court date will be January 23.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives said Colosi, attacked a court ordered supervisor in the parking lot of Zodo's Bowling Alley in Goleta during an early December supervised visit with her 12-year-old son.

Investigators believe Colosi, an orthopedic surgeon, was planning to take her child to Montana on a chartered flight.

Colosi was taken into custody in Montana days after the attack.

She is currently being held without bail.

Santa Barbara- S County

Sarah Maugaotega

Sarah Maugaotega is a producer at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.