Georgia police: Couple ‘intended to raise’ abducted baby

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CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a couple accused of kidnapping a 1-year-old boy at gunpoint from a stroller near Atlanta “intended to raise” the baby as their own and had tried to abduct a separate child earlier.

Chamblee police say Maynor Dario Valera-Zuniga and Kristin Nicole Valera-Zuniga confronted Leslie Barrera as she was out with her son Mateo on Saturday afternoon.

Officials said at a news conference Monday that Maynor Dario Valera-Zuniga pulled a gun on Barrera and managed to wrestle the boy away from her.

The boy was later found unharmed and returned.

Investigators said witnesses had also reported seeing the couple approach a separate woman carrying a baby earlier that day.

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