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Psych evaluation ordered for accused baby snatcher

Published:Tuesday | February 19, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Parish Court Judge Vaughn Smith has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Peta-Gaye Ffrench, who is accused of stealing a day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on January 9.

The evaluation was requested by Ffrench’s attorney Rachel Donaldson.

Ffrench, 28, was arrested on February 5, when she attempted to register the infant at the Registrar General’s Department in Twickenham Park, St Catherine.

Officials at the agency became suspicious after she gave conflicting information about the child’s birth.

The alleged baby snatcher was taken into custody by the police and later charged with child stealing.

The infant was subsequently returned to his family after the results from a DNA test confirmed that he was the stolen child.

Ffrench was remanded and is scheduled to return to court on March 13.