(KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) — New video of the alleged abduction of a baby boy this month from the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania appears to show the degree to which Cherie Amoore, the accused kidnapper, bided her time in the moments before police say she fled the mall with another woman’s baby.
The video clip, which was ordered for release by a judge in the interest of informing the public, shows Amoore as she appears to befriend the mother of the child and follows her to a food court. There, police say they sat together for several minutes, talking and when the mother turned away to tend to a male toddler, Amoore absconded with the baby.
Amoore told police officers that she had had a baby of her own several weeks prior to the March incident but that the child had died.
“I just wanted my baby. It felt like I was holding my son again. It felt so good,” Amoore said, according to a police affidavit. “I don’t know why I did it…I held him and all those feelings rushed back.”
The mother of the child went searching for Amoore immediately after the child was gone but with no luck. The case was broken when members of Amoore’s family called police after seeing images of her as a suspect in the case. Five hours after the baby disappeared, he was found safe at Amoore’s home, police said.
Amoore is facing multiple charges, including kidnapping of a minor. Marc Steinberg, Amoore’s attorney, told ABC News by phone that his client has waived her arraignment, and that the court will then proceed with a plea of not guilty. He added that he did not expect the case to go to trial for several months.
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