Frenchwoman freed by Mexican court returns home

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PARIS (AP) -- A Frenchwoman who spent seven years in prison in Mexico on kidnapping charges has returned to Paris.

Florence Cassez's arrest, trial and 60-year prison sentence made her a cause celebre in France, where two consecutive presidents called for her release.

As she reached the airport building in Paris, she smiled and waved at the cameras swarming the area. Her arrival was covered live on multiple French news networks as the return of someone wronged by a corrupted legal system.

But relatives of kidnap victims angrily shouted "Killer!" as a police convoy with sirens flashing escorted a sports utility vehicle out of the Mexico City prison where Cassez had been held.