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She Stole a Baby in 1997, Is Finally Sentenced for the Crime

Woman who took Zephany Nurse sentenced to 10 years

(Newser) - The incredible saga of Zephany Nurse has reached its end: The South African woman found guilty of snatching a 3-day-old Zephany from her sleeping mother's hospital room in 1997 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors had sought 15, reports Reuters . Judge John Hlophe had harsh words... More »

Cops: Suspect Had Miscarriage Before Baby Snatching

Verna McClain killed mother to 'adopt' her newborn, say police

(Newser) - The woman accused of shooting a young mother to death and snatching her 3-day-old boy is a Texas nurse who told police she was planning to "adopt" the baby as her own after suffering a miscarriage, reports AP . Verna McClain, 30, confessed to killing 28-year-old Kala Golden outside a... More »

Kidnapped Baby Found 23 Years Later

'Our baby girl is home,' says Nejdra Nance's grandma

(Newser) - A sickly infant snatched from her Harlem hospital crib has been located—23 years after she was kidnapped. Nejdra Nance of Atlanta contacted the distraught mom who always thought her daughter was alive. Nance spotted photos of missing "Carlina" online and thought they looked amazingly like her own baby... More »

Baseball Player's Wife Admits Stealing Baby

Jose Tabata's spouse faces life in prison

(Newser) - The wife of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby after faking her own pregnancy. Amalia Tabata-Pereira, 44, faces life in prison for impersonating an immigration officer and pressuring a young couple at a health clinic into surrendering their 2-month-old child last year, reports the... More »

Woman Fakes Pregnancy, Tries to Kidnap Newborn

She stabs parents of baby, police say

(Newser) - An Indiana woman with a history of miscarriages faked a pregnancy for 9 months, then stabbed a couple in an attempt to kidnap their newborn son and pass him off as her own, police said. Stephanie Foster, 34, of Terre Haute was arrested yesterday. The newborn's mother is in stable... More »

Baby-Stealing Charges Halt Adoptions

(Newser) - Guatemala and Vietnam, two of the most popular countries for international adoptions, recently halted their programs, following reports that some babies are kidnapped and put up for adoption or birth mothers coerced—fueled by the $30,000 an adoption can fetch. Vietnam says it will no longer allow adoptions to... More »

Argentina Baby Snatch Witness Dies in Trial

Possibly killed before could talk about Dirty War disappearances

(Newser) - Days before he was to testify about the Dirty War disappearance of twins born to a political prisoner, a former Argentine army officer has been found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, the BBC reports. Police don't know if Paul Navone committed suicide but human rights groups think... More »

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