$5 Million Bail Set For Grandmother In Knightsen Baby Abduction
LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) – A judge has set bail at $5 million for a woman accused of kidnapping her 4-month-old granddaughter from her son’s Knightsen home and then taking a cab 350 miles to her home in Los Angeles County.
Contra Costa County prosecutors said the judge raised 58-year-old Ericka Gallego’s bail from $150,000 on Wednesday after she was also charged with residential burglary.
Gallego was already facing a kidnapping charge in the disappearance of her granddaughter, Ramy Amadea Gallego, over the weekend from Knightsen, a town about 55 miles from San Francisco.
She was arrested at her home in El Monte on Sunday. According to acquaintances, Gallego said the baby was her own.
The Contra Costa Times reports that she is expected to be transported to Contra Costa County Jail from Los Angeles County in coming days.
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