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Accused baby kidnapper to ask for change of venue

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Shannon Torrez (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)

By AP/KWMU

Union, Mo. – Attorneys for an accused baby kidnapper in Franklin County are expected to ask a judge for a change of venue today (Tue).

Shannon Torrez, 37, is accused of slashing the throat of Stephanie Oschenbine and kidnapping Oschenbine's ten-day-old daughter, Abby Woods, last September. The infant was returned safely a few days later.

Torrez' attorneys are also expected to seek a second mental evaluation. She's charged with kidnapping, assault, armed criminal action, burglary and other charges. She could spend the rest of her life in prison, if convicted.

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