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January 5, 2018: Woman Pleads in Baby Kidnapping-Murder Plot

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A 50-year-old woman was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison after pleading no contest to the killing of a 3-week-old girl and the attempted murder of some of the baby’s family, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian entered her plea to one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. She was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Kim.

Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes of the Major Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

D’Milian and Anthony Ray McCall, 32, were charged with the murder of Eliza De La Cruz, who was taken from her Long Beach home on Jan. 3, 2015. The baby’s body was discovered the next day in a trash bin in San Diego County.

D’Milian orchestrated the plot to secure two babies after telling her boyfriend she was pregnant with twins even though she wasn’t, the prosecutor said. She also was convicted of trying to kill the infant’s father and uncle.

McCall faces one count each of murder and kidnapping, four counts of attempted murder and one count of attempted kidnapping. His trial is expected to begin on Feb. 13.

A third defendant, 46-year-old Todd Damon Boudreaux, pleaded guilty to one count of accessory after the fact in October 2016. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 10.

The case was investigated by the Long Beach Police and the El Segundo Police departments.