Keith Papini described in detail wife Sherri Papini's release 22 days after she said she was abducted from a Redding-area neighborhood, claiming she was chained to "something" inside a vehicle and her alleged captors pushed her out to release her, according to a segment aired Thursday on Good Morning America.
In the video, which uses footage from a 20/20 interview with Keith Papini, he describes Sherri Papini as being 'bound, she had a metal - sorry, a chain around her waist, that is correct. She had a bag over head. Her left hand was in the vehicle chained to something."
He also recounts the moment of her release.
“They opened the door - she doesn’t know because she had a bag over head - they cut something to free her restraint that was holding her in the vehicle and then kind of pushed her out of the vehicle," Keith Papini said. “And she, at this point, has no idea where she’s at, and ran to the freeway.”
Sherri Papini told her husband she was "coughing up blood" because she was screaming so much to try to get drivers to stop, Keith Papini said.
“She said ‘maybe people aren’t stopping because I have a chain, it looks like I broke out of prison,'" he said. “She tried to tuck in her chain under her clothes.”
Sherri Papini has described her alleged captors as Hispanic, and she said they had a gun. One is “younger,” with long curly hair, thin eyebrows, pierced ears and a thick Spanish accent, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Wednesday. The other suspect is older with straight black and gray hair and thick eyebrows. Bosenko did not say what the women may have used to hide their faces.
Keith Papini's full interview is set to air Friday night on ABC's 20/20.
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