Baby Kidnapped

1 decade 11 months 1 week ago Thursday, September 06 2007 Sep 6, 2007 Thursday, September 06, 2007 3:48:59 PM CDT September 06, 2007 in News
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UNION, (AP) - A judge in Franklin County is considering a request that a jury to be brought in from another county in the Abby Woods kidnapping case. Shannon Torrez is accused of kidnapping the week-old infant last September and slashing the throat of the child's mother, Stephenie Ochsenbine. The child was returned safely five days later after a sister-in-law of Torrez turned her in. Defense attorney John Rogers says Torrez cannot get a fair trial with a jury from Franklin County or even from nearby St. Louis County. He suggests that jurors be brought in from Jackson County. Ochsenbine cried softly as she held a picture of a baby, presumably Abby, prior to the September 6, 2007 hearing. Torrez's face remained calm during the proceedings, though her shackled hands fidgeted.

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