Mom Murdered Baby Stolen

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 9:36am

Nurse accused of killing mother and stealing newborn set to appear in court.

A Texas woman arrested in connection with the shooting death of a mother and the kidnapping of her newborn baby was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Verna Deann McClain, 31, was charged with capital murder.

She is being held without bond.

Detectives said she is in a single cell and is not under suicide watch. Investigators said they believe she acted alone.

"She does appear remorseful," Detective John Schmitt said.

McClain is accused of shooting Kala Marie Golden Schuchardt, 28, numerous times and kidnapping Schuchardt's 3-day-old son, Keegan, outside a Montgomery County pediatrician's office Wednesday shortly after 2 p.m.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies said McClain did not know Schuchardt and was planning to present the child as her own after a miscarriage.

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