A 37-year-old woman who admitted to stealing a newborn baby from the Meanchey District Referral Hospital on Monday claims she did so because she had miscarried her own baby just days before and was afraid to go home to her husband without a child. Speaking Thursday at Meanchey district police station where she is detained, Sok Chanthy said that she had lost her baby while giving birth on October 17, and had spent the sub*sequent four days scouring the city to snatch a re*placement. “I couldn’t go home to my husband without the baby because he would leave
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