Woman charged with kidnapping baby found in Iowa

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February 7, 2014 2:43:58 PM PST
Federal prosecutors have charged a Denver woman with kidnapping a newborn from his southern Wisconsin home.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil filed the charge against Kristin Smith on Friday afternoon, hours after an Iowa police chief discovered the nearly week-old Kayden Powell alive and well in a plastic storage bin outside a West Branch, Iowa, gas station.

The newborn disappeared from the Town of Beloit house where he was staying with his mother early Thursday morning. Police arrested Smith hours later at a gas station about a half-mile from the station where the newborn was found.

Smith faces life in prison if she's convicted.


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