web analytics

Woman accused of taking newborn Kamiyah Mobley and raising her tries to comfort her after arrest

A woman arrested last year for the abduction of a newborn in Florida nearly 20 years ago tried to comfort the teen she raised in the aftermath of her capture.

Kamiyah Mobley was taken from a Jacksonville hospital just hours after she was born on July 10, 1998. She was raised as Alexis Manigo in South Carolina by Gloria Williams, who was finally caught in early 2017.

In video obtained this week by Florida TV station News 4 Jax, Williams can be seen trying to console a shaken Kamiyah following her arrest.

“It’s OK, it’s OK, it’s OK. You know I love you so much. It’s OK,” Williams can be heard telling Kamiyah.

Williams instructed her to “do what you said you’re going to do and try to stay focused. I’m sorry baby. I love you.”

Kamiyah spent nearly an hour with the person who raised her in the interrogation room, according to the station. The teen said she was upset that police sent multiple officers to arrest Williams.

“They are sending three people like you are some kind of violent person,” Kamiyah says.

“They just wanted to make sure you are OK,” Williams responded.

A victim’s advocate was in the room with them when they were talking.

Kamiyah defended Williams when she was interviewed by cops: “My mom is not a kidnapper, and ain’t nobody gonna tell me that,” she said, according to ABC News.

However, Williams’ stepdaughter Arika Williams told detectives that “I don’t trust Ms. Gloria, there’s something sneaky about her,” ABC News reported. It was Arika Williams who tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Kamiyah Mobley (center) reunited with mother Shanara Mobley and father Craig Aiken.

Kamiyah Mobley (center) reunited with mother Shanara Mobley and father Craig Aiken.

(FACEBOOK/HANDOUT)

Gloria Williams, 52, appeared in court in Florida this week as her lawyers asked for a delay in her kidnapping trial, which was slated for next week, according to ABC News. The request was granted.

Williams had posed as a nurse when she swiped little Kamiyah from the University Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Kamiyah knew she had been abducted from the hospital two years before Williams was arrested, it was revealed last year. She has said she hopes that Williams does not get a lengthy prison sentence.

In a letter sent to Williams after the arrest, Kamiyah wrote, “I just want everything to go back to normal. I want you home, I need you home,” according to ABC News.

source: nydaily

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*