Sentencing hearing underway for Gloria Williams in 1998 kidnapping of Jacksonville infant

Sentencing hearing in 1998 kidnapping

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The sentencing hearing for Gloria Williams began Thursday after she entered into a plea deal in connection with the 1998 kidnapping of a Jacksonville infant.

The baby, named Kamiyah Mobley at birth, was taken from a Jacksonville hospital on July 10, 1998 and was found in South Carolina, officials said.

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The sentencing hearing is expected continue Friday. Previous interviews from Kamiyah  Mobley, who was raised with the name Alexis Manigo, will be submitted for the judge's consideration Friday.

COURTROOM UPDATES:

5 p.m.: Sentencing hearing concludes for the day and will resume Friday at 10:30 a.m.

4:19 p.m.: Gloria Williams' other son, Andre Bolden, takes the stand. Like his brother, he said he had a normal childhood.

3:47 p.m.: Gloria Williams' son, Antoine Bolden, is now testifying. Describes his childhood as normal, fun. Split his time between Williams and his father.

3:24 p.m.: Wernoskie Conevy Williams, Gloria Williams' husband of six years, is now testifying. He said he knows his wife made a mistake, but also said she deserves a second chance.

2:11 p.m.: Sheri Yvette-Base White, Gloria Williams' pastor and friend, testifies. She said Williams was a youth coordinator at church from 2014 until her arrest in January 2017 and there were never any complaints against her.

1:58 p.m.: Wilbert Brown, Gloria Williams' father testifies. "If you do the crime, you've got to do the time. I hope it's not as bad as it might be. Whatever it is, you have to accept it," he said.

1:32 p.m.: Gloria Brown, the mother of Gloria Williams, takes the stand. She said her daughter was pregnant in 1998.

12:22 p.m.: Court takes lunch break until 1:30 p.m.

12:06 p.m.: Craig Aiken, Kamiyah Mobley's biological father, testifies, saying Gloria Williams destroyed his and Shanara Mobley's lives.

11:56 a.m.: Velma Aiken, the biological grandmother of Kamiyah Mobley, is now taking the stand.

11:09 a.m.: Shanara Mobley says she felt like she was being blamed for the disappearance of her baby. She says people implied that she did it for money.

10:56 a.m.: Kamiyah Mobley's biological mom, Shanara Mobley,is being called to the stand now.

10:50 a.m.: The State is calling Rodney McKean to testify. He was a cold case detective assigned to the Kamiyah Mobley case.

10:45 a.m.: Kamiyah Mobley showed no emotion while Charles Manigo took the stand.

10:39 a.m.: Charles Manigo, the man who believed Kamiyah Mobley was his daughter, is called to the stand to testify.

10:33 a.m.: The judge goes over the sentencing ranges for Gloria Williams.

Count 1 - kidnapping charge ranges from the time that Williams has served up to a cap of 22 years.

Count 2 - interference of child custody has a sentencing rage of zero to five years. The sentences will run concurrently.

10:27 a.m.: Kamiyah Mobley's biological mother, Shanara Mobley, is sitting in the front row.

10:18 a.m.: Kamiyah Mobley is in the courtroom, sitting with her attorney.

BACKGROUND: 

Kamiyah Mobley was kidnapped just hours after she was born at University Medical Center, which is now UF Health Jacksonville.

The 19-year-old who grew up as Alexis Manigo, was raised as Williams' daughter in South Carolina.

Eighteen years later in January of 2017, police said a tip led them to South Carolina, where they found Kamiyah Mobley and arrested Gloria Williams.

Williams accepted a plea deal in February, with her serving up to 22 years for kidnapping and interfering with custody.

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