REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta County Sheriff has released video recording of their interrogation of Sherri Papini of Redding, who was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for faking her kidnappings so that she could be with an ex-boyfriend in Southern California.
In the video, investigators told Papini they knew she hadn't been abducted because all DNA evidence was from her and the ex-boyfriend – not the two Hispanic women she falsely claimed were responsible for taking her while she was out for a job.The ex, James Reyes, submitted to a lie detector test, where he confessed to what happened.As they question her on Aug.
13, 2020, she breaks down in tears. The conversation went like this: Detective: He passed the polygraph test, Sherri.Papini: No. Detective: If that's not what happened, then what did happen, Sherri?Papini: I don't know.
There's no way it's James. There's no way. There's no way. (She breaks down in tears) Detective: The DNA doesn't lie.