Nurse accused in baby theft denies being 'monster'

A Texas woman accused of kidnapping a newborn boy after fatally shooting his mother says she is not "some sort of monster" and people should not judge her until they know the facts.

Verna McClain remains jailed without bond after being charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Kala Golden-Schuchardt and snatching her 3-day-old son on April 17. The infant was later found safe.

Houston television station KHOU reports ( McClain said during a jailhouse meeting Sunday that she was "the same person everybody knows and loves. Don't sit and look at me as if I'm some sort of monster. I'm not."

But the station says McClain also said she is paranoid and mentally "borderline."

Investigators say the 30-year-old nurse had suffered a miscarriage and was reportedly desperate to find a child.


Information from: KHOU-TV,