Mo. woman enters plea in kidnapping case

UNION, MO Shannon Torrez, of Lonedell, Mo., appeared in court on Friday and entered an Alford plea. Under the arrangement, she does not admit guilt but concedes there is sufficient evidence for a guilty verdict.

Seven-day-old Abby Woods was kidnapped on Sept. 15, 2006. Authorities said Abby's mother allowed Torrez into the family home.

Once inside, authorities said Torrez first held Stephenie Ochsenbine (OH'-shun-byn) at gunpoint then slashed her throat before leaving with the baby. The woman survived the attack

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