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Woman charged in infant kidnapping to stay jailed in Iowa

Kristen Rose Smith (Photo courtesy: Tipton, Iowa Sheriff's Office) Kristen Rose Smith (Photo courtesy: Tipton, Iowa Sheriff's Office)
Kayden Powell was found unharmed at a gas station. Kayden Powell was found unharmed at a gas station.

TIPTON, Iowa (AP) - The defense attorney for a woman charged with kidnapping her half-sister's newborn from Wisconsin, says her client hopes her half-sister is doing "alright."
    
Attorney Victoria Noel said Friday that her client, Kristen Smith, wants to express concern for her half-sister because she understands "she has gone through an ordeal."
    
Federal prosecutors have charged Smith with kidnapping Kayden Powell on Feb. 6 and leaving him at an Iowa gas station. She has been jailed in Iowa since her arrest last week.
    
Noel made the comments on Smith's behalf to reporters after a court hearing in which Smith declined to challenge her extradition on a warrant from Texas.

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