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July 22, 2016

Woman accused of kidnapping baby at King of Prussia Mall to plead insanity

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The suspect is described as a black woman who is approximately 25-30 years old and 5 feet 2 inches tall.

A Chester County woman accused of kidnapping a 7-month-old baby after befriending the child’s mother at the King of Prussia Mall in March is expected to plead insanity.

The Daily Local News obtained court records filed on Thursday in Montgomery County Court by the lawyer of Cherie Amoore, 32, of Tredyffrin. The court records claim Amoore “suffered from dissociative episode secondary to false pregnancy and subsequent depression.”

The several-hour search for Ahsir Simmons on March 31, which spanned both Montgomery and Chester counties, ended with the child being found safe, allegedly in Amoore’s apartment.

At the time, Amoore allegedly told police she had “taken the baby in a rush of emotions caused by losing her own baby in February,” according to the criminal complaint.

She is awaiting trial on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, unlawful restraint, recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of a child, concealment of whereabouts of a child and interference with the custody of a child.

Read more at the Daily Local News.