The woman suspected of assaulting a Franklin County mother and stealing her baby has been charged with first-degree assault, child kidnapping and two counts of armed criminal action. Shannon Torrez, who goes by the name Shannon Beck, is being held in the Franklin County jail on one million dollars bond. Authorities now wonder if her story is true; that she had a full-term miscarriage on the day that 7-day-old Abigale Lynn Woods was taken from her home. No hospital records have been found to back up her story and no fetus has been found. Shannon Torrez is accused of attacking 21-year-old Stephanie Ochsenbine in her home, slashing her throat and kidnapping baby Abigale. The baby was returned to her mother unharmed after Torrez’s sister-in-law became suspicious and discovered the baby was the object of a massive search west of St. Louis.
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