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Family and legal troubles continue for country star Mindy McCready who says she probably will not return her 5-year-old son Zander to her parents in Florida.
McCready, 36, lost custody of Zander in 2007 after violating probation. Since then, McCready's mother has had custody of the boy, with McCready allowed visits at her parents' Florida home. On Tuesday night, McCready took Zander and disappeared, causing her parents to report both of them missing to the Cape Coral Police Department.
Now McCready, who was ordered by the court to return her son to Florida by Thursday night, says she'd rather go to jail than follow the orders.
"No matter what happens, I'm going to protect my kid," she told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "If I have to go to jail, so be it."
The singer -- who also revealed this week that she's expecting twins -- admits that she and Zander are in Nashville. She also tells AP that being "seven months pregnant" prevents her from returning to Florida, but her rep has reportedly said she's only five or six months along with the twins.
In the interview, McCready said she needed to protect her son from her mother, Gayle Inge, whom she accused of abusing Zander. But Inge calls the allegations "absolutely not true."
Regardless of her accusations and maternal instinct, it looks like the legal drama will worsen for McCready if she doesn't return her son to his grandparents' care.