The Latest: Woman accused in slaying, baby abduction charged

The Latest on the Dallas woman accused of killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her newborn daughter (all times local):

10:25 a.m.

A prosecutor says he has filed charges against a Dallas woman accused of killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her newborn daughter.

District Attorney Marc Bennett didn't specify the charges that have been filed against Yesenia Sesmas in Sedgwick County District Court.

Bennett said in a statement Tuesday that the complaint detailing the charges won't be made public until Sesmas makes her first appearance in court. No court date has been set.

Sesmas is being held in Texas on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping in connection with the death of Laura Abarca-Nogueda in Wichita and the kidnapping of her 6-day-old baby.

Bennett says the state will notify authorities in Texas of its intent to pursue extradition, a process that could take up to 90 days.


7:06 a.m.

A Dallas woman accused of faking a pregnancy, killing a friend in Kansas and stealing her baby will soon learn what charges she will face.

Prosecutors in Kansas say a final charging decision will be announced Tuesday morning. Yesenia Sesmas is jailed in Dallas on a Kansas warrant.

Sesmas told KUVN-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth that Laura Abarca-Nogueda had agreed to turn over her newborn daughter to her but reneged on the agreement. In the interview in the Dallas County jail, the 34-year-old woman admitted that she killed Abarca-Nogueda in Wichita but said she didn't mean to.

Abarca-Nogueda's boyfriend found her body Thursday and a frantic search ensued for the missing 6-day-old baby, Sophia. She was found Saturday in Dallas and has been reunited with family members.