WORCESTER (CBS) — The two suspects accused of kidnapping a four-day-old baby from Worcester appeared before a judge Monday through Zoom. 19-year-old Kassidy Lauziere-Cuevas of Milford and 23-year-old Daquan Jefferson of Worcester are being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.
Police say the infant’s mother was in contact with Lauziere-Cuevas through Facebook, and they decided to meet for coffee on Saturday. The two had not met one another until last weekend.
After the woman got into Lauziere-Cuevas’ car with her baby, they stopped at a gas station on Southbridge Street. At around 9:30 a.m., Lauziere-Cuevas drove away with the baby when the mother went into the gas station store.
Worcester Police found Lauziere-Cuevas’ car in Shrewsbury around 10 a.m., but she and the baby were not inside.
Around noon, officers were called about a male leaving the baby with “an uninvolved citizen” at a Subway restaurant on Lincoln Street. Police found the baby unharmed, and she was reunited with her mother.
Police later found Lauziere-Cuevas and Jefferson in the area of a Wendy’s on Lincoln Street. The two were then arrested.
They are being charged with kidnapping, reckless endangerment of a child, and larceny.