Mother accused of kidnapping her 4 kids speaks out


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) –  On Friday, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for four Jackson children. Their mother Nierra Robinson was accused of kidnapping them, but she said the “charges and accusations that were made are not true.”

Robinson said her children were first taken in February of 2019 after the Department of Human Services (DHS) told her she needed a mental evaluation from going through a divorce. 

She said in October 2019, her mother gained temporary custody of the four children, but a no-contact order wasn’t issued against Robinson. She said she would “spend weeks and months with them at a time.”

Robinson said she was with her four children on Mother’s Day weekend when she saw that she had been accused of kidnapping on TV. The following day, Robinson turned herself in to the Jackson Police Department, but she wasn’t arrested. The children were withheld and taken into DHS custody.

12 News asked Jackson police what was it that considered the four children to be endangered. Police said some of the information they received, “may have been fabricated,” but the case remains under investigation.

“The system is failing me and my children as far as structure, lies, and manipulation. Me and my kids were all over the TV, and it’s just an embarrassing moment for me and my kids,” said Robinson.

Robinson added her home burned down in December 2019, and she eventually moved into a two-bedroom apartment. She was told by DHS the apartment was too small for four children.

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