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US Baby-Snatcher Admits Killing Child's Mother
A nurse in Texas who had suffered a miscarriage has admitted to shooting a young mother dead and taking her three-day old baby.
In a case that has shocked America, the mother was leaving a paediatric clinic with her child when her attacker, Verna McClain, fired at her repeatedly.
The killer then drove away with Kala Marie Golden's infant son, who was then found on Tuesday evening unharmed.
McClain has been charged with capital murder over the death of 28-year-old Ms Golden. She has pleaded guilty to shooting her victim and abducting her newborn baby.
Authorities have confirmed McClain had suffered a recent miscarriage. She had reportedly told her fiance that she had given birth to his child and pretended Keegan was her own baby.
Prosecutors claim McClain shot the mother as part of a plan to kidnap any child that day. Golden was tragically in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Three-day-old Keegan Golden was found with Corina Jackson, McClain's sister. He has been handed over to his relatives.
Witnesses described seeing Golden being shot by another woman who then snatched her baby and began to drive away in a car.
The dying woman leaned into the vehicle and tried to take Keegan back, screaming: "My baby", but her attacker sped away.
McClain is thought to be a vocational nurse, married with two children but separated from her partner.