Posted On: January 17, 2013 by Pilchman & Kay P.L.C.

Baby Snatching Suspect Pleads Guilty to Murder

A woman who was accused of stabbing another woman in an attempt to steal her baby has pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault, child abuse, child endangerment, burglary and making criminal threats. She was sentenced by Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregg Prickett to 24 years in prison. Gabriela Osorio, of Santa Ana had lied to her boyfriend telling him she was pregnant. To further the lie, she tried to steal a baby.

Osorio had befriended the victim in an elaborate plan to steal her baby and pass it off as her own. Osorio showed up at the woman's home, unannounced placed a plastic bag over her head and began stabbing her in the ribs. The victim fought back, biting Osorio's finger and ran outside to scream for help. The victim's brother and neighbor then confronted the woman who was holding the child in her arms along with a knife. While Osorio threatened to harm the baby, she did give the baby to a neighbor when the police arrived.