A Jacksonville, Florida judge said Wednesday she will hand down a sentence June 8 for Gloria Williams, the Walterboro, South Carolina woman accused of kidnapping Kamiyah Mobley as an infant in 1998 and raising the child as her own.
The announcement comes after two days of sentencing hearings for Williams, during which she, Mobley's biological parents, and several others gave emotional testimony.
"I just loved that child so," Williams said to the court Friday. "I never meant to cause harm or pain. i'm sorry. i hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me."
Williams was arrested in January 2017, 18 years and six months after she stole Mobley from a Jacksonville hospital, dressed as a nurse.
Mobley did not testify against Williams, or take the witness stand at all in the hearings.
Williams faces up to 22 years in prison. She pleaded guilty in February 2017 to a kidnapping charge.