Reports state accused baby snatcher Ann Pettway has been indicted this week in federal level kidnapping charges. Ann Pettway admitted she stole the baby, Carlina White from a Harlem hospital in 1987 claiming she could not have a baby of her own.
Pettway tried to later deny that she kidnapped the girl but says she agrees she raised Carlina. Obviously, this did not work in court and she is indicted, says the New York Post.
To Carlina White: Finding Parents Was a Gift from God
We wanted to send out a message to Carlina White, the young lady who was kidnapped as an infant nearly 24 years ago by the woman who alleged raised her Ann Pettway.
We wrote about your mother’s interview with the Today Show of how she is disheartened that she does not have contact with you since the reunion. She mentioned you were very interested in monies involving the kidnapping years ago and reward money for your disappearance. She appears to be very concerned that the prayer you would walk back into her life one day, now seems to be shattered over mere green dollar bills, allegedly.
Pettway’s Attorney Says She May Not Have Abducted Carlina White
Ann Pettway, who admitted that she stole the infant, Carlina White 23 years ago from a Harlem hospital, has an attorney who is fighting this. Pettway’s court appointed attorney, Robert Baum says he doesn’t contest the fact that Pettway raised Carlina White as her own but is investigating how she came to raise the girl.
Ann Pettway admitted to police when she surrendered last month that she abducted the child from the hospital because she claims she had trouble trying to get pregnant. We are not sure about that because she was a young woman at the time and there may have been other factors to why she decided to steal a baby that day.
Former Kidnapped Carlina White Allegedly Not Building Relationship with Mother
This is very sad news if it is true. Last month, news broke that Carlina White, who was kidnapped from a Harlem hospital in 1987 from her parents Carl Tyson and Joy White, reunited after 23 years. The woman who recently confessed to snatching the 9 week old infant years ago, Ann Pettway, is being charged with kidnapping. The reunion amongst Carlina White and her real parents seemed blissful for all the family members involved, especially for her mother and father.
The woman that kidnapped baby Carlina White 24 years ago from a Harlem Hospital is receiving some gracious support from her family. Though they understand what Ann Pettway has caused in the lives of Carlina White and her parents Joy White and Carl Tyson, they are asking that the courts have ‘compassion’ on her when sentencing.
Monday morning Carlina’s father Carl Tyson spoke to The Today Show with Matt Lauer along with his sister Regina Tyson. He describes how the reunion has affected him and Carlina along with what they plan to do to move forward.
Captured Abductor Ann Pettway Issues Confession Statement [VIDEO]
We just received word that the woman who kidnapped baby Carlina White in 1987, Ann Pettway, has been taken into custody and has issued a statement regarding the kidnapping. Ann Pettway told the FBI on Monday that she stole baby Carlina White from a Harlem hospital in August of 1987 because she had experiences several miscarriages in the past and feared she’d never have children of her own.
The statement provided by People.com issued says:
Baby Snatching Suspect Ann Pettway Surrenders to Police Via Facebook
The woman that is being accused of kidnapping little Carlina White back in August 1987 has surrendered to the police on Sunday. The FBI was on a manhunt this week trying to locate Ann Pettway.
The warrant for her arrest started at Pettway’s home where the father of Pettway’s 13 year old son stated he had not seen her since last week.
Ann Pettway, 44, has surrendered to the Connecticut police after she contacted a policeman from Stratford, Connecticut on Facebook. Pettway was seen at Joe David Pawnbroker in Bridgeport, CT while asking about pawning Dell laptop, hoop earrings and an engagement ring, says Bridgeport detective Keith Bryant.