Woman waives hearing in Pa. baby kidnap case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of having abducted a newborn from a Pittsburgh Hospital last summer.

Twenty-year-old Breona Moore of McKeesport will be arraigned July 26 in Allegheny County Court on charges including kidnapping, trespassing, concealing the whereabouts of a child.

Police allege that Moore bought hospital scrubs and pretended to be a nurse Aug. 23 so she could walk out of the hospital with the 3-day-old child in a handbag. She was found hiding in a closet in a downtown building nearly five hours later with the child in her arms.

Defense attorney Blaine Jones said his client has been treated for a “host of mental issues” at Torrance State Hospital and is “in a much better place mentally.”

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