Alleged fake nurse fit to be tried in baby kidnapping

Valerie Poulin-Collins. (Facebook photo)

Valerie Poulin-Collins. (Facebook photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. - The fake nurse who allegedly kidnapped a newborn boy from a hospital in Trois-Rivieres, Que., was declared Thursday to be fit to stand trial.

Valerie Poulin-Collins , 21, faces two counts of kidnapping after a woman dressed in scrubs tricked a couple into handing their child over at a hospital last week.

Police issued an Amber Alert that caught the attention of four young people who were on Facebook.

They recognized the suspect and led police to a home where an arrest was made.

Poulin-Collins had been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after her lawyer said the defendant was not capable of carrying on a conversation.

Her next court appearance was scheduled for June 18, when a date for a bail hearing will be set.

She was remanded to a women's prison and is to be kept under suicide watch.

Poulin-Collins faces five years to life in prison if convicted.

 


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