Woman fakes pregnancy intending to steal friends newborn and raise it as her own.

A Texas woman who faked a pregnancy for several months has been found guilty of fatally shooting a former co-worker and kidnapping the victim’s newborn baby with the intention of raising the child as her own.

Yesenia Sesmas, was found guilty of first-degree premeditated and intentional murder, kidnapping and interference with parental custody at Sedgwick County on Tuesday, shared Yahoo 7.

Prosecutors said she shot 27-year-old Laura Abarca on November 17, 2016, at Abarca’s Wichita apartment and abducted six-day-old Sophia Gonzales.

The baby was found safe less than two days after the abduction at Sesmas’ apartment in Dallas and was returned to relatives in Wichita.

According to authorities and evidence at the trial, Sesmas, a 36-year-old Mexican national, faked a pregnancy for months after she lost her unborn child.

After finding out Abarca had given birth, Sesmas drove to Wichita and shot her in the head before taking the baby back to Texas.

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  • Such a tragedy. I hope she realises the true extent of what she has done.


  • What a horrific experience. So planned and evil and well thought out. That is one sick person who needs serious help and serious jail time.


  • What a horror story !! To plan it out as how she pretended to be pregnant and had already targeted person she would cold bloodidly kill to get her baby. She got caught which she should be, ruined life of baby and family and baby left without a mother, so horribly sad and bad.
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  • Wow! Sounds like a movie, not real life!


  • so scary!


  • Wow… what a devastating and disturbing story. Obviously mental health issues involved that were untreated. Even so, it still made me angry and sad. The poor mother, baby and family.. lost for words..


  • It saddens me that someone can actually reach a point where they would do this. Mental health support needs so much more funding in every country.

    • You are absolutely right. It is such a shame. The system is not right the world over.


  • Terrible to read. Now that child will never know what it’s like to have a mum.


  • So shocking – this world isn’t the world I was used to growing up in.


  • How very sad and tragic this is. Praying for bub.


  • So very heartbreaking that the baby will grow up without her mother. Condolences to the family and friends


  • So very sad and tragic ..poor bub will never know the love of her mom. My prayers go out to little Sophia.


  • Wow. Sounds like a Hollywood movie plot. How devastating for the family and the baby who will never know it’s mum :(


  • oh my goodness that is a devastating story – such a tragedy.


  • Such a sad situation for everyone involved. Thankfully the baby wasn’t harmed. I can only imagine the psychological pain someone must be in to do something like this!!!


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