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Woman says she put baby in bag to steal her from hospital

5 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Friday, May 04 2018 May 4, 2018 May 04, 2018 12:57 PM May 04, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A woman convicted of stealing a newborn from a Florida hospital decades ago testified that she placed the infant in a bag to get her out of the hospital, and worried she would be discovered as she left.

Gloria Williams described the kidnapping Friday during her sentencing hearing in a Jacksonville courtroom.

Williams testified that she'd had a miscarriage about a month before posing as a nurse and taking the baby, Kamiyah Mobley, in 1998.

She raised Mobley - who grew up as Alexis Manigo - in South Carolina until Mobley's arrest in 2017.

Williams apologized to Shanara Mobley, the birth mother, who a day earlier testified that Williams should receive a death sentence.

Williams faces up to 22 years in prison for kidnapping and interference of custody.

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