Woman accused of kidnapping baby from Magee pleads guilty

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PITTSBURGH - An East McKeesport woman charged with dressing as a nurse and abducting a 3-day-old child whom she sneaked out of Magee-Womens Hospital in a handbag pleaded guilty instead of having a judge preside at her trial.
 
Breona Moore, 21, entered a general plea of guilty Monday to charges including kidnapping, trespassing, and concealing the whereabouts of a child. A general plea means there was no plea bargain.
 
A judge told Moore she could face 58 years in prison and $115,000 in fines.
 
Defense attorney Blaine Jones said Moore is "remorseful" and "taking ownership" of her crimes.
 
Allegheny County prosecutors allege Moore -- who was 5 feet 4 inches and 230 pounds at the time -- told friends she had given birth before buying hospital scrubs and pretending to be a nurse at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC on Aug. 23, 2012. Police found her with the baby about five hours later.
 
Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported Moore will be sentenced June 24.

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