Smith pleads not guilty to kidnapping charge
A June 23rd trial date is set for the Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her nephew from a Town of Beloit home earlier this month. Kristen Smith faces federal charges of kidnapping, after being accused of taking her four-day-old nephew, and abandoning him in a plastic crate, outside an Iowa gas station. Although she was caught within hours of the abduction, the boy wasn't found until the next day. Kayden Powell was alive and healthy, despite frigid temperatures. A federal grand jury indicted Smith on the kidnapping count last week. She pleaded not guilty to the charges this week.