Notorious baby-snatcher pleads guilty

BBC News

A US woman who stole a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.

As the stolen infant’s real mother wept in the federal court in Manhattan, Ann Pettway offered no explanation for the abduction.

Pettway, 51, was arrested last year after the victim, Carlina White, solved her own kidnapping.

She was raised as Nejdra Nance in Connecticut and later in Georgia.

Pettway told the court on Friday how she had caught a train from her home in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to New York, where she snatched the 19-day-old from Harlem Hospital, after the baby was brought there with a fever by her parents.

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