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    Authorities further expanded their search for two young boys Saturday who were kidnapped by their parents earlier in the week in a violent abduction. Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
    Authorities further expanded their search for two young boys Saturday who were kidnapped by their parents earlier in the week in a violent abduction.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Joshua Hakken, the Florida man accused of abducting his children and taking them to Cuba, has been found insane and will likely undergo treatment for mental illness before he can stand trial.

Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe said Wednesday he'll decide on a treatment facility for Hakken on March 4. He'll also examine psychological reports on Hakken's wife, Sharyn.

Authorities say the Hakkens kidnapped their young sons from Sharyn Hakken's parents in April after they lost custody of them following run-ins with police. The Hakkens sailed to Cuba, were apprehended by U.S. authorities and sent back to Tampa.

The grandparents now have custody of the boys.

Prosecutors released evidence showing Joshua Hakken believed the federal government was targeting him because he'd uncovered a secret plot to poison Americans with airplane chemicals.

In court Wednesday, the seriousness of the matter may have been lost on Sharyn Hakken, who was distracted by a love interest in the courtroom.

Lacrecia White, a former cellmate of Sharyn Hakken's, was exchanging gushing smiles and whispers from the gallery.

The two developed a romantic relationship in jail and began writing love letters to each other after White got out.

While the two women shared loving glances, Joshua Hakken sat on the opposite end of the bench, virtually ignored by his wife.

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