Minneapolis baby snatcher sentenced, expected to be deported


The woman who took an infant from a south Minneapolis apartment in February, prompting an Amber Alert, has been sentenced to three years in prison and will likely be deported upon her release.

Isabel Diaz-Castillo, 30, abducted 8-month-old Carlos Orozco while his mother was taking a shower.

According to the charges, Diaz-Castillo and the boy’s mother, Vicky Orozco, met at a laundromat about a month before the kidnapping.

Diaz-Castillo confided in Orozco that she had recently experienced a miscarriage and had taken an "extreme interest” in baby Carlos.

When police tracked Diaz Castillo down, officers had to force the infant from her arms as she screamed, "That's my baby!" The child was not injured.

The sentence, a year less than what sentencing guidelines recommend, was part of a plea deal, the Pioneer Press reported. WCCO says she'll receive credit for 181 days served.

The newspaper also noted that Diaz-Castillo faces a misdemeanor charged of fifth-degree assault for allegedly assaulting another inmate in June.

After serving two thirds of her sentence, the amount of time state inmates generally serve before being put on supervised release, she'll be deported to Mexico.

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