610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Houston Woman Pleads To Killing Mom, Taking Baby

View Comments
File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8Is Chandler Parsons Dating A Kardashian??

77820352_8Nicki Minaj's Booty Takes Over Her Album Cover

77820352_8The Worst Things You Can Do On A First Date

77820352_8Local Gas Station Clerk/MMA Fighter Takes Down Thieves

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A Houston woman charged with killing a mother and abducting her newborn son last year is avoiding a possible death sentence by pleading guilty and accepting a sentence of life without parole.

Verna McClain entered the plea Tuesday at a court hearing in Conroe.

Montgomery County prosecutors had said they would seek the death penalty against McClain for the April 2012 slaying of 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt.

McClain was accused of fatally shooting the new mother outside a pediatric clinic in the Houston suburb of Spring and snatching her 3-day-old son, Keegan. He later was found safe with McClain’s sister. She told authorities McClain intended to adopt the child.

Investigators and McClain’s relatives said she had a miscarriage and was desperate to find a baby to pass off as her own.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus