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Teen tried to kidnap roommate's newborn baby, prosecutors say

December 2, 2011 |  1:44 pm

Photo: Gladys Remigio, Robert Rodriguez and Steven Quirino. Credit: Orange County District Attorney's officeA 17-year-old Santa Ana girl faces attempted kidnapping charges after allegedly enlisting gang members to steal her roommate’s 15-day-old newborn, prosecutors say.

Gladys Remigio was to be arraigned Friday on multiple criminal charges filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office.

She picked up Robert Henry Rodriguez, 19, and Steven Quirino, 20, on Nov. 28 and drove them to her home, which she shared with the baby's mother, prosecutors say.

The next day, Remigio drove them to her home, which she shared with the child's mother, according to prosecutors.

Armed with a replica firearm, the trio ransacked the house and stole a video game console, prosecutors say. Remigio took the baby after forcing her mother into a bedroom, prosecutors say.

Quirino and Rodriguez fled, and as Remigio tried to leave with the girl, her mother came out of the bedroom and was able to grab the baby from Remigio's arms, prosecutors say. 

Remigio is charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit a crime, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree residential burglary, and attempted kidnapping with sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity, prosecutors say.

If convicted on all charges, she faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

Prosecutors are asking that Remigio be held on $1 million bail.

The other suspects are charged with one felony count each of conspiracy to commit a crime, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree residential burglary, and street terrorism, with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity, prosecutors say.

They face a potential life sentence in state prison if convicted of all charges.

 

 

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Photo: Gladys Remigio, Robert Rodriguez and Steven Quirino, from left. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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