The Latest: Baby abduction suspect arrested in July kidnap

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Posted: Nov 22, 2016 1:10 PM
The Latest: Baby abduction suspect arrested in July kidnap

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Dallas woman accused of killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her newborn daughter (all times local):

11:36 a.m.

A Dallas woman arrested in the killing of a Kansas mother and the kidnapping of the victim's newborn daughter was also accused in a kidnapping in July.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2fNKWFq ) reports that Adriana Portillo says Yesenia Sesmas lured her and her children into a basement, and that Sesmas took away her cellphone and ordered her to restrain her 10- and 3-year-old daughters with duct tape.

The 10-year-old managed to snatch back the phone and call police as the two women fought.

Records show Sesmas was then booked into jail on several charges, including kidnapping. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office says Sesmas bonded out, but wouldn't comment on why no charges were filed.

Sesmas was arrested Saturday in the death of 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda and the kidnapping of her 6-day-old daughter Sophia.

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10:25 a.m.

A prosecutor says he has filed charges against a Dallas woman accused of killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her newborn daughter.

District Attorney Marc Bennett didn't specify the charges that have been filed against Yesenia Sesmas in Sedgwick County District Court.

Bennett said in a statement Tuesday that the complaint detailing the charges won't be made public until Sesmas makes her first appearance in court. No court date has been set.

Sesmas is being held in Texas on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in connection with the death of Laura Abarca-Nogueda in Wichita and the kidnapping of her 6-day-old baby.

Bennett says the state will notify authorities in Texas of its intent to pursue extradition, a process that could take up to 90 days.

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7:06 a.m.

A Dallas woman accused of faking a pregnancy, killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her baby will soon learn what charges she will face.

Prosecutors in Kansas say a final charging decision will be announced Tuesday morning. Yesenia Sesmas is jailed in Dallas on a Kansas warrant.

Sesmas told KUVN-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth that Laura Abarca-Nogueda had agreed to turn over her newborn daughter to her but reneged on the agreement. In the interview in the Dallas County jail, the 34-year-old woman admitted that she killed Abarca-Nogueda in Wichita but said she didn't mean to.

Abarca-Nogueda's boyfriend found her body Thursday and a frantic search ensued for the missing 6-day-old baby, Sophia. She was found Saturday in Dallas and has been reunited with family members.