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First Look: 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story'

by 2:36 PM PDT, October 05, 2012
Playing First Look: 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story'

The remarkable true story of a woman who was abducted as an infant and then solved her own kidnapping -- reuniting with her biological parents 23 years later -- is now an incredible Lifetime movie. Watch clips from Abducted: The Carlina White Story, airing Saturday on Lifetime…

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Abducted: The Carlina White Story stars Sherri Shepherd, Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer star in the true story of the first known reported case of infant abduction from a New York hospital. In August of 1987, new parents Joy White (Shepherd) and Carl Tyson (Roger Cross) took their 19-day-old daughter Carlina to Harlem Hospital in New York with a high fever. A woman named Ann Pettway, who had suffered a series of miscarriages and was desperate for a child of her own, posed as a hospital nurse and walked away with Carlina hidden from view.

Pettway raised Carlina as hero own daughter, naming her Nejdra "Netty" Nance, a mere 45 miles from New York City, and as Carlina grew older she began to suspect Pettway was not her birth mother and launched her own investigation. On July 30th of this year, Pettway was sentenced in a New York court to 12 years in prison for kidnapping Carlina.

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Abducted: The Carlina White Story makes its world premiere on Saturday, October 6, at 8 pm ET. Immediately following the movie, Lifetime will premiere the hour-long documentary Beyond the Headlines: Carlina White, featuring interviews with Carlina telling her own story, as well as her birth parents and the family of her kidnapper as they offer their own perspectives about the case.

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