Update: Bond denied for Texas nurse accused in baby theft
by: KUHF Staff, April 23, 2012 5:04:00 pm
Verna McClain was said to have remained silent during today's bond hearing in Conroe.
Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon argued the 30-year-old nurse committed a "cold, calculated and premeditated murder."
Defense attorney E. Tay Bond had asked for a bond of $100,000 or less for McClain. AP is reporting a judge has denied bond for a nurse accused of fatally shooting a young mother to kidnap her newborn son.
The shooting occurred last Tuesday, outside of Northwoods Pediatric Center, killed 28-year-old Kala Golden Schuchardt. She leaves behind two children and her husband, Keith.
Her 3-day-old son was abducted, but found safe hours later with McClain's sister. The baby was reunited with his father soon after.
Investigators believe McClain was desperate for a baby after suffering a miscarriage. McClain herself is a mother of three.