The woman accused of kidnapping a baby from the King of Prussia Mall last week has reportedly been released from jail.
Cherie Amoore, 32, who was charged with kidnapping of a minor, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, interference with the custody of a child and concealment of the whereabouts of a child, among other charges, was released from jail on Wednesday after posting bail,6ABCreported.
Amoore is accused of kidnapping a 7-week-old baby boy after befriending the child’s mother and taking him when the mother was distracted, according toNBC10. When the mother realized the child was missing, police were alerted and began searching for the boy.
Investigators said they found the child with Amoore on the 900 block of Upper Gulph Road in Tredyffrin Township, NBC10 added. Amoore was then taken into custody.
According to 6ABC, police records show that Amoore told authorities she gave birth in February, but the baby, a boy, died after only a few hours. She also admitted to police that she never told anyone that the child had died.
“I don’t know why I did it. I can’t explain it,” Amoore told investigators, according to the police records. “I held him, and all those feelings rushed back. I just wanted my baby. I felt like I was holding my son again. It felt so good. I didn’t want to lose that feeling. I was crazy. I never intended to do anything like this.”
Amoore is the daughter of Renne Amoore, the deputy chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, according toCBS3.