Woman Who Faked Pregnancy Killed Woman, Brought Infant to Dallas, Police Say

In a television interview in Spanish, Yesenia Sesmas told KUVN-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth that Laura Abarca-Nogueda had agreed to turn over her newborn daughter to her but reneged on the agreement.

Adding intrigue, a report via WFAA has told of that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) having a 'hold' on Sesmas with the agency believing the 34 year old woman, originally from Mexico (according to her Facebook page) has resided in the United States illegally.

Sesmas was arrested Saturday in the death of 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda and the kidnapping of her 6-day-old daughter Sophia.

When Yesenia Sesmas failed to appear in a Sedgwick County court in August after bonding out of jail in another kidnapping case, authorities trying to find her discovered she had moved to Dallas, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Tuesday.

The baby was returned to her Kansas relatives on Saturday.

Authorities have identified the Texas woman who faked her pregnancy and allegedly kidnapped a baby whose mother was found shot to death at her Kansas home. She'd faked a pregnancy over the last few months, police say.

Baby Sophia was reunited with her family on Saturday.

"I just wanted to threaten her, if she wouldn't give her to me, but the gun went off", Sesmas told the station.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Thursday that Sesmas didn't show up to an August 9 court appearance and that his office faxed a warrant to authorities in Dallas asking for help in finding her.

The newborn, known as "Baby Sophia", was taken from her home in Kansas.

When asked what she planned to do with the baby, she said she planned to keep Sophia like she was her own daughter. He also said he was sure that while she had only experienced her baby for less than a week, he was sure that those six days were the best moments of her life. Police zeroed in on the Dallas area, and it was there that they ultimately located Texas woman Yesenia Sesmas and the kidnapped baby, reports Fox News.

This story has been corrected to reflect the baby's name is spelled Sofia. "She was a loving mother to her daughter Sophia, a devoted girlfriend, also a caring sister, [daughter], and aunt, simply a friend to us all". Authorities who are pursuing the charges are seeking to have her extradited back to Kansas.

By Saturday morning, Wichita investigators and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had teamed up with Dallas police to orchestrate a raid on the home shared by the Texas woman, her boyfriend, her niece and her young son.

Ojile said police do not believe the others in the home were aware of the woman's plans.

But when she got there last week, Sesmas said, Abarca-Nogueda changed her mind.



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