SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a 3-month-old baby kidnapped from their San Francisco Bay Area home says a woman arrested in the case met the family at church and had been spending a lot of time with them ever since she was nine months pregnant.
Carolina Ayala told Spanish language television stations Wednesday that after she gave birth, Yesenia Ramirez was a constant presence at her home.
Ramirez was arrested in the Monday kidnapping of Brandon Cuellar along with her husband and another man.
Her husband was released Thursday and faces no charges.
Police found the unharmed baby on Tuesday. The Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office is representing them and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.