Mpls. woman pleads guilty to kidnapping baby

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis woman has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a friend’s baby in February, a disappearance that triggered an Amber Alert.

The Hennepin County attorney’s office says 30-year-old Isabel Diaz-Castillo pleaded guilty last week.

Diaz-Castillo is expected to receive a three-year sentence on Aug. 19.

According to the complaint, Diaz-Castillo had befriended the boy’s mother after meeting her at a Laundromat about a month earlier and had taken “an extreme interest” in her 8-month-old son.

The boy’s mother told police she had left her son secured in a car seat on the couch in her south Minneapolis apartment. When she came out of the shower, her baby was gone.

When police found Diaz-Castillo in the basement of her brother’s house, she refused to hand over the child, saying “That’s my baby.”

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