In 1998, Gloria Williams posed as a nurse and stole a baby from a hospital, took her home, and raised her as her own child. The child, Alexis Manigo, didn’t know the truth until she was 18 years old, first meeting her biological family in 2017. Williams eventually to felony charges of kidnapping and interference with custody. She will be sentenced at a hearing that continues Friday morning beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Watch live in the player above.
Manigo, whose given name from her birth parents is Kamiyah Mobley, had been living with Williams in South Carolina her whole life, and had conflicting feelings when she learned the truth.
“I understand what she did was wrong, but don’t lock her up and throw away the key,” Manigo told Good Morning America in January 2017. “She loved me for 18 years. She cared for me for 18 years.”