Two Worcester Kidnapping Suspects Due In Court On Monday

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WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two people charged with kidnapping a 4-day-old baby girl are due in court on Monday.

Kassidy Lauziere-Cuevas, 19, of Milford and Daquan Jefferson, 23, of Worcester, were arrested Saturday for kidnapping and reckless endangerment of a child, Worcester police said. They were scheduled to appear in Central District Court.

The newborn was kidnapped by an acquaintance of the baby’s mother near Southbridge and Cambridge Street around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The woman who called police said she was in contact with Lauziere-Cuevas through Facebook. Lauziere-Cuevas and the mother had never met in person before Saturday.

Lauziere-Cuevas offered to pick up the woman with her baby to meet for coffee. After the woman and her baby got into her car, they stopped at a Gulf gas station on Southbridge Street. Lauziere-Cuevas then drove away with the baby when the mother went into the gas station store, police said.

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The mother found a Holy Cross police officer close by, who called Worcester Police to alert them about the situation.

Police found Lauziere-Cuevas’ car in Shrewsbury around 10 a.m., but she and the baby were not inside.

At around 12 p.m., officers were called about a male leaving the baby with “an uninvolved citizen” at a Subway restaurant on Lincoln Street. Police found the baby unharmed, and she was reunited with her mother.

"We don't know exactly what was going on inside her head," Worcester police Lt. Sean Murtha said at a news conference Saturday, according to the Worcester Telegram. "But it could have been a planned-out thing."

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Written by: Ed Golden

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