Grandmother pleads not guilty for stealing baby

June 9, 2011 7:17:03 PM PDT
A woman accused of kidnapping her own granddaughter pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Ericka Gallego is accused of breaking into her son's home in Contra Costa County last month and snatching her 4-month-old granddaughter from her crib.

Prosecutors say Gallego then took a taxi back to her house in El Monte -- in Southern California -- and tried to pass-off the baby as her own.

El Monte police arrested Gallego and the baby is fine. Gallego remains in custody.

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