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The Latest: Woman who stole baby 20 years ago is sentenced

June 8, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing of woman who kidnapped baby in 1998 from Florida hospital (all times local):

10:55 a.m.

A woman who stole a newborn from a Florida hospital two decades ago and raised the child as her own has been sentenced to 18 years for kidnapping. She will also serve five years concurrently on a charge of federal custody interference.

Gloria Williams was sentenced Friday for the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley in July 1998 from a hospital in Jacksonville.

The 52-year-old Williams testified at her trial that she wore scrubs to look like a nurse and put the infant in a bag and secreted her out of the hospital.

Williams raised Mobley - who grew up as Alexis Manigo - in South Carolina until her arrest in 2017. She didn’t tell the girl of her true identity until the girl discovered she couldn’t get a driver’s license because she didn’t have a valid birth certificate or Social Security card.

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A judge in Florida is scheduled to sentence a woman who was convicted of stealing a newborn from a hospital decades ago and raising the child as her own.

Gloria Williams faces up to 22 years in prison for charges related to the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley in 1988 from a hospital in Jacksonville.

The 52-year-old Williams testified that she wore scrubs to look like a nurse and put the infant in a bag and secreted her out of the hospital.

Williams raised Mobley - who grew up as Alexis Manigo - in South Carolina until her arrest in 2017. She didn’t tell her of her true identity until the girl discovered she couldn’t get a driver’s license because she didn’t have a valid birth certificate or Social Security card.

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