Washington state woman pleads not guilty in baby theft case

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman has pleaded not guilty to drugging a new mother after authorities say she posed as a photographer in a complex plot to kidnap the mother’s baby. The News Tribune reports 38-year-old Juliette Parker entered the plea Tuesday to attempted kidnapping and assault in Pierce County Superior Court. Court documents say Parker connected with mothers through a Facebook group and offered to do free photo shoots of newborns to build her portfolio. Documents say Parker drugged one mother whose home she visited earlier this month and that the woman ordered Parker to leave and called 911.