Woman Pleads Guilty in Plot to Steal Baby
October 10, 2008 - 12:20 PMA woman charged with abducting a pregnant Missouri teen and plotting to cut the child from the womb has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and first-degree assault.
Eighteen-year-old Alisa Betts pleaded guilty Thursday as part of an agreement with prosecutors to dismiss a charge of felonious restraint. Her co-defendant, Lauren Gash, has been sentenced to eight years for her role.
Prosecutors say Gash met Amanda Howard on MySpace and lured her to a motel room where police later found scissors, a drop cloth and a fishing tool. They allege Betts got scared and called police.
Sentencing for Betts is set for next month. She faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.
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