Funeral services held for slain Wichita mother

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Funeral services were held for a 27-year-old Wichita woman slain earlier this month before her newborn was kidnapped.

Laura Abarca-Nogueda of Wichita was shot and killed Nov. 17 in her apartment in west Wichita. Her then 6-day-old daughter was kidnapped and later found safe in Dallas and reunited with her family.

The Wichita Eagle reports that about 150 people attended Abarca-Nogueda’s funeral, which was conducted in English and Spanish on Wednesday.

Authorities have arrested Yesenia Sesmas in Texas in connection with the death and kidnapping. The 34-year-old Mexican national is fighting extradition back to Kansas. The complaint detailing the charges against Sesmas won’t be revealed until she appears in court.


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