July 7, 2014 1:44 pm
Updated: July 7, 2014 1:45 pm

Bail hearing postponed for Quebec woman accused of kidnapping newborn

Valérie Poulin Collins, the 21-year-old woman charged in the abduction of a baby from a hospital in Trois-Rivieres, as she heads to court on May 29, 2014.

Sylvain Mayer/Le Nouvelliste

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.

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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.

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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.

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– With files from The Canadian Press

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