Bail hearing postponed for Quebec woman accused of kidnapping newborn
MONTREAL — The bail hearing for the 21-year-old woman facing charges for kidnapping a newborn from a Quebec maternity ward has been postponed.
Valerie Poulin Collins will continue to remain in a detention centre until her bail hearing on July 17.
WATCH: Quebec woman accused in baby-napping fit to stand trial
A doctor declared her fit to stand trial in early June, after observing her over several days in hospital.
Poulin Collins faces two charges: one of kidnapping and one of abducting a person under 14 years old. The abduction charge can carry a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, while kidnapping has a sentence that ranges from five years to life.
She was arrested outside her home in Trois-Rivieres on May 26, just hours after a woman dressed as a nurse kidnapped a 16-hour-old infant from a local hospital.
The baby girl was returned to her parents unharmed.
WATCH: Police return stolen baby to mother in Trois-Rivieres
– With files from The Canadian Press
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