Woman accused of faking pregnancy, killing friend and kidnapping her baby

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _A Dallas woman arrested in the killing of a Kansas mother and the kidnapping of the victim’s newborn daughter was also accused in a kidnapping in July.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Adriana Portillo says Yesenia Sesmas lured her and her children into a basement, and that Sesmas took away her cellphone and ordered her to restrain her 10- and 3-year-old daughters with duct tape.

The 10-year-old managed to snatch back the phone and call police as the two women fought.

Records show Sesmas was then booked into jail on several charges, including kidnapping. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office says Sesmas bonded out, but wouldn’t comment on why no charges were filed.

Sesmas was arrested Saturday in the death of 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda and the kidnapping of her 6-day-old daughter Sophia.