“My mom’s no felon,” 18-yr-old girl snatched from hospital as a day-old baby, defends kidnapper
Kamiyah Mobley was just eight hours old when Gloria Williams, 51, allegedly posed as a nurse and took her from her birth mother Shanara in Jacksonville, Florida, prosecutors said.
Now aged 18, she has grown up her entire life believing she is Alexis Kelli Manigo, and had no idea about her true identity until Williams was arrested in Waleterboro, South Carolina. Police say a DNA test proved Manigo is, in fact, Kamiyah Mobley.
The teenager is understandably emotional at the shocking news. When Williams was taken into custody, the pair shared an emotional goodbye, with Manigo sobbing “Momma” and pushing her fingers through a security window.
Later in court, Williams blew a kiss to Manigo who was in the public gallery. The teenager responded by shouting: “I love you mom!” In a Facebook post Manigo added: “My mother raised me with everything I needed and most of all everything I wanted.
The ignorant ones won’t understand it. My mother is no felon.” Williams has been charged with kidnapping and interfering with custody and was denied bail. Kamiyah Mobley was born to mum Shanara at University Medical Center, Jacksonville, on July 10, 1998.