Kidnap Suspect Declared Competent

The woman accused of kidnapping an infant, while posing as a daycare worker has been declared competent to stand trial.

During Talia Gore's preliminary hearing on July 27, Gore became upset and started shouting "It's not true -- It's all lies," which prompted the judge to suspend the hearing and order a mental competency exam.

During the same hearing Gore's attorney had described her client as "fragile" to the judge.

Gore was arrested May 4 at a South Bay trolley station - miles from San Diego City College where she originally met a teenager mother and her then-2-month-old baby, according to police.

Gore identified herself as a San Diego City College Child Development Center employee, the mother told police.

After interviewing the teenage mother, buying her some food and some clothes for the baby, Gore allegedly encouraged the mother to go to the campus of Garfield High School to get some paperwork while she took the baby to the daycare.

The mom went to get some papers to get enrolled into the program and when she returned she realized the gravity of her mistake police said.

It was as the teenager was recalling this part of the story for Gore's preliminary hearing in a downtown courtroom that the defendant interrupted the hearing.

The baby, now 7-months-old, was not injured and was reunited with her mother when Officer Michelle Hansen recognized the baby and the stroller at the Iris Ave trolley station in Otay Mesa and took the suspect into custody.

Gore faces several charges including kidnapping, child abduction and child endangerment.

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