Charges Filed in Baby Kidnapping

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, September 20 2006 Sep 20, 2006 Wednesday, September 20, 2006 2:57:15 PM CDT September 20, 2006 in News
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UNION-The woman who allegedly stole a baby after slashing the throat of a young mother was charged today with kidnapping, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Franklin County prosecutor Robert Parks filed the charges against the woman authorities previously identified as Shannon Beck. Court documents name her as 36-year-old Shannon Torrez, of Lonedell but note that she is also known as Shannon Beck. The suspect is being held on one million dollars bond. Investigators said Shannon Torrez, who recently had a miscarriage, was arrested yesterday after her sister-in-law contacted authorities. Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke says investigators were looking into whether Shannon Torrez might have hidden her own dead child.

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