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.
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.