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Kristen Smith makes first Madison court appearance

Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The woman accused of taking her half-sister’s newborn baby and leaving it at an Iowa gas station made her first court appearance Friday.

31-year-old Kristen Smith appeared in a Madison courtroom. She faces life in prison if convicted.

According to court records, Smith’s family is trying to hire a defense attorney, forcing the judge to delay her hearing.

She was ordered to remain in custody until a lawyer is hired.

Family members of the victim were also in attendance, saying Smith will “not get away with this one” and that they plan on being at every court session.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)