INTERNATIONAL: Baby-snatcher jailed in South Africa

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Zephany Nurse was taken three days after being born

Zephany Nurse was taken three days after being born

BBC – A South African court has jailed a woman for 10 years for kidnapping a baby from her hospital bed 19 years ago and raising her as her own.

The 51-year-old woman was arrested in 2015 after people noticed an uncanny resemblance between the girl, Zephany Nurse, and another girl at school.

DNA tests carried out by police then proved that the two girls were sisters.

Judge John Hlophe told the defendant she had “betrayed” Zephany by her actions.

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