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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn to plead guilty

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in a case against a North Carolina
woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York City hospital
more than two decades ago says she will plead guilty Friday to
criminal charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Surratt told a judge
Thursday that the plea will take place as part of a deal with the

Ann Pettway, of Raleigh, N.C., has pleaded not guilty to a
kidnapping charge. She was arrested in January 2011 on charges she
kidnapped Carlina White from Harlem Hospital in August 1987.

White is now 24 years old. The FBI has said Pettway took the
baby after her own childbearing efforts failed.

Public defender Robert Baum did not immediately respond to a
call for comment.

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