WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The woman accused of killing a Kansas woman and stealing her baby says in a jailhouse interview that the woman had agreed to give her the child but backed out of the deal at the last moment.
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.
In the interview in the Dallas County Jail, the 34-year-old Dallas woman admitted that she killed Abarca-Nogueda but said she did not mean to. She said she threatened Abarca-Nogueda with a gun when it discharged accidentally.
Police in Wichita say Sesmas faked being pregnant for months and had been a longtime acquaintance of the 27-year-old mother, who was found dead Thursday at her home in Wichita.
Sesmas was jailed in Dallas on a Kansas warrant, with first-degree murder and kidnapping charges pending, and Kansas authorities are seeking her extradition.
The baby was reunited with family members in Kansas on Saturday.