Red Eye Radio
Show Information:
News » KXEL News

Your Story

Accused kidnapper appears in federal court

A woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew and leaving him outside an Iowa gas station in frigid temperatures has made her first court appearance in Wisconsin.

A federal grand jury indicted 31-year-old Kristen Smith of Aurora, Colo., on a kidnapping charge earlier this week.  Smith made her initial appearance in federal court in Madison on Friday.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker ordered her detained while her family tries to hire an attorney.

Prosecutors allege Smith took the baby from a Town of Beloit home where her half-sister, who is the child's mother, was staying on Feb. 6.

Police caught up with Smith in West Branch, but she didn't have the baby.  Police later discovered the child alive in a crate behind a West Branch gas station.

posted : February, 21st by KXEL


LATEST BLOGS
Taxpayers are familiar with the annual drill.  Keeping records, gathering receipts, filling out forms, figuring out changes in tax rules. …
posted by Dennis Lowe 10 days ago
Research has shown that all kids can benefit from a good preschool education. Since 2007, Iowa’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago
Year of Action or Overreaction?  A Guest Commentary by U. S. Senator Chuck Grassley. During his State of the Union…
posted by Dennis Lowe 2 month(s) ago