Woman accused of killing mother, taking baby fights extradition

WICHITA, Kan. – Authorities say a Texas woman accused of faking a pregnancy before the killing of a mother and the kidnapping of her newborn daughter is fighting extradition to Kansas.

The Sedgwick County district attorney’s office said Tuesday it has begun the process of obtaining a governor’s extradition warrant for Yesenia Sesmas. She was held in a Dallas jail on an outstanding Kansas warrant and immigration detainer since a police raid on Nov. 19 at her Dallas home.

The 34-year-old Mexican national is a suspect in the murder earlier this month of Laura Abarca-Nogueda of Wichita and the kidnapping of Abarca-Nogueda the 6-day-old daughter, Sophia. The baby has been reunited with his family.

The complaint setting out the charges against Sesmas not be revealed until she appears in court.

Extradition can take up to 90 days.

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