Breona Moore, 21, of East McKeesport pleaded guilty to taking the
3-day-old baby from Magee-Womens Hospital on Aug. 23, 2012,
according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
She and the baby were found about six hours later hiding in a
janitorial closet in a Pittsburgh office building, it said. The baby
Moore apologized in the Allegheny County Courtroom on Tuesday, local
"No mother should have to go through that heartbreak," she said.
"All I wanted to do was to love someone."
Defense attorney Blaine Jones said afterward he was pleased with
Moore's sentence and said she struggled with mental health issues.
"She was remorseful from the moment she was able to get mentally
better," Jones said to reporters. He said she had been extremely
upset after learning she was unable to have children.
"Breona knew that she had done wrong," he said.
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She faced the possibility of 60 years in prison, according to local
(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Bill Trott)
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