Woman Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Baby 18 Years Later
Nearly two decades after she walked into a Florida hospital pretending to be a nurse and walked out with a newborn, Gloria Williams admitted in a courtroom today that she acted alone in the 1998 kidnapping of the baby she raised as her own for 18 years in South Carolina.
Williams entered her guilty pleas to charges of felony kidnapping and interference of custody in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court in Jacksonville, Florida, all as a part of a plea deal with prosecutors. The Walterboro, South Carolina, women, 52, told Judge Marianne Aho she was the only one responsible for the July 10, 1998 kidnapping of the infant, who was born Kamiyah Mobley at University Medical Center in Jacksonville.
“Mrs. Williams, are you entering a plea of guilty also because you are, in fact, guilty?” Aho asked the defendant. Williams replied, “Yes, ma’am.”
Her plea came on the same day her trial was to begin in the case. Under the agreement with prosecutors, Williams faces a sentence of anywhere from zero to 22 years in prison when Aho decides her punishment later in May.