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Kristen Smith found guilty of kidnapping baby Kayden

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Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo. Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colo.
A photo of Kayden Powell moments after he was found alive and healthy. A photo of Kayden Powell moments after he was found alive and healthy.
MADISON, Wis. (KWWL) -

A jury has convicted a Colorado woman of kidnapping a Wisconsin newborn and abandoning him in frigid temperatures.

Kristen Rose Smith, 31, of Denver, Colorado, was found guilty Thursday afternoon of a federal charge of kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Smith took newborn Kayden Powell from his parents' home in Town of Beloit, Wisconsin, and got as far as West Branch before abandoning him in a plastic tote in below-freezing temperatures in early February when police caught up with her.

Sentencing will be held at a later date.

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