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Woman accused of killing new mom, kidnapping baby is in court

Woman accused of killing new mom, kidnapping baby in court

A woman accused of killing a new mom and kidnapping her infant daughter is in court Thursday.

Yesenia Sesmas, 34, is in a Wichita courtroom for her preliminary hearing.

A judge will determine whether she should be put on trial for first-degree murder.

Authorities say Sesmas gunned down 27-year-old Laura Abarca in the victim's Wichita home last November, then kidnapped her then six-day-old daughter.

Police later found Sesmas and the infant at a home in Dallas, Texas.

According to an affidavit, Sesmas had a miscarriage but then pretended that she was pregnant up until the shooting.


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