Woman charged in NY infant snatching due in court

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Posted: Feb 24, 2011 7:11 AM
Woman charged in NY infant snatching due in court

A North Carolina woman indicted on a charge that she kidnapped a newborn from a Harlem hospital more than two decades ago is due for another court appearance in New York.

Ann Pettway is scheduled to enter a plea to a kidnapping charge during an arraignment scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Pettway has been held without bail since she was arrested last month. She was charged with kidnapping Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in August 1987. White is now 23 years old.

The FBI has said in court papers that the Raleigh, N.C., woman took the baby after her own efforts at childbearing failed.