Woman jailed for kidnapping baby from hospital because she wanted someone to loveBy Mason White 12:52 PM June 25, 2014
By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A woman was placed behind bars after being convicted of kidnapping a baby from a hospital, prosecutors in Pennsylvania said.
The Pittsburgh woman who pleaded guilty to stealing the newborn baby from the hospital was sentenced on Tuesday, to 30 to 60 months in jail.
21-year-old Breona Moore, said that it was the biggest mistake she ever made. Moore apologized to the family of Bryce Coleman, staff at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and her family, saying that there are no words to describe the remorse she feels.
Moore posed as a nurse and left the hospital with 3-day-old Bryce in a resealable bag. Pittsburgh Police, agents of the Port Authority and the FBI, were looking for her and the child.
Five hours later, the baby was found in the stairwell of a downtown building. The baby was not injured.
Moore suffers from mental and health problems that prevents her from having a child, and her lawyer said it was one of several factors that led to the kidnapping.
Instead of being sentenced to 60 years in prison, Moore was sentenced to simple imprisonment, followed by 10 years of probation.
She must undergo mental health treatment and must register as a Megan’s Law offender for life. Before sentencing, Moore spoke about how sad it was that she could not have a child.
“All I wanted was to love someone,” she said.