Verna McClain, the woman accused of killing Texas mom Kala Marie Golden and abducting her newborn, was denied bond during a hearing on Monday.
Defense attorney E. Tay Bond had asked for a bond of $100,000 or less for McClain, a 30-year-old Houston-area nurse. However, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon argued that McClain committed a cold, calculated and premeditated murder, according to the Associated Press.
McCalin was charged last week with capital murder, and authorities said she admitted to fatally shooting Golden. Golden was reportedly outside a pediatrician's office in Spring, Texas, standing by her pickup truck when a car with a woman and a man pulled up. Reports are that an altercation took place, and the woman left the car and repeatedly shot Golden. McClain then took the baby and drove off in the vehicle.
Ligon, the district attorney, has said that he doesn't believe Golden was specifically targeted. The baby, Keegan Schuchardt, was found last Tuesday at McClain's home in Harris County. Investigators believe McClain was desperate for a baby because she had suffered a miscarriage, the AP reported.
McClain's sister, Corina Jackson, told authorities that McClain intended to do the adoption now that she had the boy.
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