It’s been a violent month, both here in New York and across the country, and that’s how we begin our July Audiofile of the big stories these past 31 days.
At Manhattan Federal Court, the judge said that what Pettway did was “not a crime of greed or vengeance, but was a crime of selfishness.”
Ann Pettway turned herself in to the FBI last January and was charged with felony kidnapping after admitting to abducting Carlina White in 1987.
Ann Pettway faces up to 20 years in prison, but Carlina White’s family said she should serve the same amount of time their girl was missing.
Ann Pettway firmly responded “yes sir” when a judge asked if she was pleading not guilty to a kidnapping charge Thursday. She is charged with kidnapping Carlina White in 1987.
Joy White said that she and Carlina White were like strangers and that she wants to spend time with her so they can get to know each other.
Years before a widely publicized reunion between a girl who was snatched from a New York hospital and her birth mother, Connecticut’s child protection agency had doubts about the true identity of the girl, who was raised under a false name in Bridgeport, a department spokesman said Saturday.
The North Carolina woman accused of kidnapping a baby from Harlem Hospital 23 years ago has been ordered held without bail on kidnapping charges.
The woman who raised Carlina White (pictured-left), who was kidnapped from a Harlem hospital two decades ago, was taken into custody Sunday on a parole violation charge, the FBI said.
White told relatives she was taken to Connecticut and raised in an abusive home by a woman identified by police sources as Mary Pettway.
It sounds like something out of a movie — a baby kidnapped from a hospital ward more than two decades ago. She’s now 23 and recently down her birth parents after being raised by another family.