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Alleged baby thief offered $300,000 bail

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:23 PM

A 47-year-old woman who is charged with stealing a day-old baby from the University Hospital of the West Indies last Friday has been offered bail.

Lorna Williamson, a medical assistant, has been offered bail in the sum of $300,000.

Her attorney, Carol Dacosta, told the court this morning that Williamson had experienced an "emotional acute wound" and needs to be cared for.

She said that Williamson  has "now come back from the precipice" and told the court that Williamson's three children will be helping her through this difficult period.

Williamson, 47, was charged with child stealing after the police found one-day-old Danisha Maxwell in her care in Rollington Town, Kingston.

Danisha was stolen from her mother’s cot on the postnatal ward of the University Hospital of the West Indies last Friday.

Williamson is booked to return to court of February 1.