PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman appeared in court for sentencing after posing as an employee and kidnapping a newborn baby from UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
Breona Moore, 21,was sentenced to 30 to 60 months in prison and 10 years probation. She will receive credit for the 22 months she has already served.
She must also register under Megan’s Law because she kidnapped a minor.
“We’ve done everything to go along with the process. Breona was remorseful. We did not have a preliminary hearing. We waived the preliminary hearing because Breona knew that she’d done wrong. We came here and pleaded guilty. We didn’t play any games, we didn’t do any of that stuff, and today she faced the court and she took complete ownership,” attorney Blaine Jones said.
Moore faced a maximum sentence of 58 years in prison stemming from the incident in August of 2012.
Moore entered Wanda King’s room wearing newly-purchased hospital scrubs and said she was taking her newborn baby for tests.
Moore put the baby in a zippered bag, left the hospital and boarded a bus heading for Downtown. Friends say she had claimed she was pregnant and now had a 3-day-old baby. The Assistant D.A. said she even put pictures on Facebook showing off her new baby.
Eventually, police tracked her to an office in a building on Fourth Avenue where she had done volunteer work. Officers found her hiding in a closet with the newborn.
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