Mom dies trying to save infant, nurse charged

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Posted: Apr 18, 2012 12:36 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: mother, newborn, Texas, Verna McClain, capital murder, shooting, Kala Marie Golden, abduction, Keegan Golden, Houston, registered nurse, kidnapping, WBRZ

SPRING, Texas - Witnesses say a young mother tried to save her newborn from abductors before she died of gunshot wounds.

A Texas prosecutor tells ABC that Verna McClain is charged with capital murder in the shooting of Kala Marie Golden and abduction of Golden's 3-day old son, Keegan, yesterday near Houston.

He says McClain is a registered nurse.

Witnesses say the dying woman leaned into the getaway car and tried to take Keegan back, screaming "My baby!" -- but the car sped away.

Keegan was found unharmed last night.

The district attorney says it was a random kidnapping.

There's no word on the man witnesses saw in the car that was used in the abduction

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