Woman accused of kidnapping baby had miscarriage

Posted at 8:44 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 09:03:06-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Detectives say a 23-year-old woman accused of kidnapping her cousin's baby at gunpoint had a miscarriage in January.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Stephanie Augustin was ordered during a Monday court hearing to be held without bail and to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Augustin and a 14-year-old cousin are charged with kidnapping 2-month-old Taraji Kemp.

Broward County sheriff's detectives say Taraji and her mother were asleep at a Fort Lauderdale home Friday night when intruders took the girl. The teen allegedly pointed a gun at the mother.

Taraji was found safe Saturday at an Orlando apartment Augustin rented. Augustin was arrested as she drove on the Florida's Turnpike.

Public defender Faisal Afzal told the court Augustin has no criminal record and works at a call center.