LONG BEACH, Calif. — The woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap infants and pass them off as her own claimed online to be a successful business coach and professional speaker who had written a book and helped multinational corporations improve their operations.
Long Beach police say 47-year-old Giseleangelique Rene D'Milian was trying to cover up a lie she told her boyfriend about giving birth to his twins.
Police arrested D'Milian and three accomplices Wednesday, saying the plot led to 3-week-old Eliza Delacruz's death in January, the shootings of three of the baby girl's family members and an assault last month on a 23-year-old mother who was targeted for her 4-month-old son.
D'Milian's Twitter account background photo says, "Twins with the man I absolutely love!!!" in all caps with heart emoticons.