Walterboro woman accused of kidnapping infant, raising as her own will face trial in fall

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The Walterboro woman accused of kidnapping an infant and raising the child as her own was in court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.

During the short hearing, the judge indicated a trial would likely be held in October or November. Another hearing date was set for June 26th, and at that hearing a date for jury selection is expected to be set.

Gloria Williams pleaded not guilty in April to charges related to the disappearance of Kamiyah Mobley.

Mobley was taken from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998. Now 18, police said she was living in South Carolina with Williams and going by the name Alexis Manigo. During Williams' initial bond hearing in Walterboro in January, Mobley showed emotion for the only mother she'd ever known.

Affidavits show that Williams confided in a friend that she was not Mobley's real mother months before the arrest.

Investigators also believe Mobley knew, or at least became suspicious that Williams was not her real mother months before the arrest, when she had trouble applying to colleges and jobs because her Social Security card and birth certificates were fraudulent.

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