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Women accused of taking infant from teen mother

LOS ANGELES -- Police say two women kidnapped a 7-week-old baby after the infant's teenage mother refused a $6,000 offer for the child.

Annette Pinkard, a 47-year-old real estate professional from the Dallas area, was being held in Texas along with her cousin, Sylvia Nunn, 53.

Authorities say the women saw the baby, Devon Calloway, with his 17-year-old mother at a store last month and offered to buy the child. Dominique Calloway said she refused their offer, but let the women drive her home.

Two days later, the women returned, and when Calloway allowed them to hold Devon, they took the baby and drove off, authorities said.

Pinkard's lawyer, Scottie Allen, disputed that account, saying Calloway agreed to let the boy go, and even signed a form relinquishing her parental rights.

Dominique Calloway denied allowing her baby to be taken. ``I didn't sign no papers. They lie," she said.

Pinkard and Nunn are charged with one count each of kidnapping and child stealing, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. They were arrested May 24.

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