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The Daily Breeze, Scott Varley) MAGS OUT; NO SALES, Associated Press
Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, left, and Mayor Robert Garcia stand during a news conference in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Southern California authorities have arrested four people in a plot to kidnap two newborn babies. The plot ended with the death of a 3-week-old girl and the shooting and beating of the children’s mothers, police said Wednesday. At left is an image of baby Eliza Delacruz, who was snatched Jan. 3, 2015, in Long Beach by a gunman who wounded her parents and uncle, Luna said. Her body was found the next day in a trash bin near the Mexican border.

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.