Nurse Shot New Mom Dead & Ripped Newborn From Her Arms

Wed, April 18, 2012 10:52am EST by 16 Comments
Nurse Steals Baby

A woman wanted a baby so bad she resorted to murder and kidnapping! Find out the details!

Verna Deann McClain, a registered nurse and a mother of three, has been arrested for shooting new mother Kayla Marie Golden dead on April 17 in Houston, Texas. The shooting took place outside of a doctor’s office where she then snatched Kayla’s three-day-old baby boy Keegan Schuchardt from her arms.

The 30-year-old nurse reportedly told her relatives she wanted to adopt a baby, says Brett Ligon, the Montgomery County district attorney.

The new mom, 28, was gunned down by Verna and fired seven close range shots and died soon after a SUV struck her as it escaped away, The Daily Mail reports.

“My baby! My baby!,” Kayla screamed as the car drove away, a witness says.

Later a SWAT team found a woman talking on the phone to another woman at an apartment complex, sources tell ABC News. Authorities found the other woman, where they found baby Keegan unharmed.

It was “unusual” to locate the baby as well as the suspect so quickly after a murder, the district attorney tells Good Morning America. Once the she was found, Verna confessed to the shooting and the kidnapping, ABC reports.

Kayla’s husband Keith Schuchardt, and Keegan’s grandmother, Linda Golden, were reunited with the baby that evening.

The baby was unharmed and reunited with his family, but the police want to continue investigating the family before he is released, the Houston Chronicle reports.

So sad, but it’s a relief baby Keegan is safe!

HollyMoms, can you believe a woman would want a baby so bad?

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