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Woman charged with kidnapping in abduction of Alabama infant

August 25, 2021 GMT

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A woman was charged with kidnapping and jailed without bond after a newborn baby boy was abducted from a home in suburban Birmingham, authorities said Wednesday.

Lakesha Brown, 37, was arrested in the disappearance of 4-day-old Kamarion Taylor, news outlets reported. Court records weren’t available to show whether she had a lawyer who could speak on her behalf.

The baby’s mother awakened from a nap Tuesday afternoon to find the infant missing from the playpen where she had laid him for a nap, authorities said.

The child was located and returned to his mother more than five hours later.

The child’s grandmother, Tasha Taylor, told al.com Brown had befriended the baby’s mother during her pregnancy and claimed to be expecting also.

“It’s like something you see in a Lifetime movie,’′ she said.