Woman says she put baby in bag to steal her from hospital
written by Associated Press
(R) Gloria Williams (L) Kamiyah Mobley
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.