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Accused kidnapper to appear in federal court

A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and leaving him outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures is set to appear in federal court in Wisconsin.

A grand jury indicted 31-year-old Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colo., on a kidnapping charge earlier this week.  She's due to make her initial appearance in federal court in Madison on Friday at 3 p.m.

Prosecutors allege Smith took the baby from a Town of Beloit home where her half-sister, who is the child's mother, was staying on Feb. 1.

Police caught up with Smith in West Branch, but she didn't have the baby.  Police later discovered the child in a crate behind a West Branch gas station.  The boy was alive and well despite spending hours alone in temperatures that dipped well below zero.

posted : February, 21st by KXEL

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