Another MySpace Encounter, Two Teens Alisa D. Betts and Lauren M. Gash Kidnap a Woman to Steal her Unborn Baby
What is this world coming to? How do these people walk among us? And the people committing the crimes are younger and younger. Two teenagers, Alisa D. Betts, 17, and Lauren M. Gash, 19, kidnapped Amanda Howard, 18 with the intent to steal her unborn baby. Where did the three meet up in the first place? MySpace of course. Once again we are presented with the learning experience of be very careful of who you meet on line over the internet.
Prosecutors say Alisa D. Betts, 17, and Lauren M. Gash, 19, kidnapped Amanda Howard, 18. Gash, of Odessa, and Betts, of Atchison, Kan., were arraigned on felony kidnapping charges Tuesday. Gash also was charged with assault.
Police believe the suspects lured Howard into a car Monday, sprayed her with Mace and bound her with tape, according to the complaint from the Jackson County prosecutor’s office.
Gash and Betts are accused of then driving the victim to a motel in Blue Springs, a Kansas City suburb. The complaint said Gash sat on Howard’s abdomen and twisted her neck back and forth, “a substantial step toward” trying to “kill or cause serious physical injury” to Howard. (Fox News)