More criminal charges filed against Grazzini-Rucki

The Dakota County Attorney’s Office has filed additional criminal charges against Sandra Grazzini-Rucki for her involvement in the disappearance of her two daughters, Samantha and Gianna Rucki.

Two additional felony charges of deprivation of parental rights were filed against Grazzini-Rucki late yesterday. Grazzini-Rucki has now been charged with eight felony counts of deprivation of parental rights.

Her criminal trial is scheduled to begin next Monday at the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings.

Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared on April 19, 2013, during a custody and divorce dispute involving their parents – Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and David Rucki.

On November 18, 2015 – 944 days after they disappeared – the girls were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement, headed by the Lakeville Police Department.

Three additional people have been criminally charged with felonies related to the disappearance of the girls: Dede (Deirdre) Evavold, Douglas Dahlen and his wife, Gina Dahlen.

David Rucki was awarded full custody of all five of his children in November 2013, while two of his daughters remained missing.

Rucki was reunited with his daughters days after they were found and they live with him at the family’s home in Lakeville.

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