The famous “feminine intuition” is usually very effective when it comes to discovering infidelity or when a child is hiding something, but Carlina Renae White (35) He managed to solve the riddle of his life.
In 1987, just 19 days after her birth, Carlina was abducted from Harlem Central Hospital, New Yorkby a nurse who was in charge of taking care of her due to an infection.
The case quickly caught the attention of the US media, but it was never solved and, after a while, was forgotten. In 2011, after investigating her past, the young woman was reunited with her biological parents. How did you manage to discover its origins?
Carlina Renae White was born on July 15, 1987 at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. Just 19 days after her birth, her parents, Joy White and Carl Tyson, rushed her to the hospital with a fever of 40C. The baby had swallowed liquids during delivery and had an infection.
Carl had to go to work, Joy would have to keep the baby, but first he had to search his house for some things. After that, the worst would happen. Carlina has disappeared.
In the early morning of August 4, 1987, the boy had received intravenous antibiotics. when, between 2:30 and 3:55, someone took her drip and kidnapped her. A guard said a woman matching the suspect’s description left the hospital at 3:30 in the morning, but no children were in sight.
the case quickly caught the attention of the media, the authorities were never able to solve it. Carlina then grew up, under another name, first in the state of Connecticut and then inside Atlanta, Georgia.
Carlina and her life as Netty
Nejdra Netty Nance hasn’t had a rosy life with her “mother” at all. She was raised in a fight and, on occasion, her kidnapper got into trouble with the law.
Anugetta Pettway had several pregnancies that ended in miscarriages. Thus began the path of her obsession with her: the woman wanted to have a child. In 1987 she told her friends she was pregnant again and disappeared from town for several months, only to return with her “newborn” her. Carlina grew up like Netty in Connecticut, a just 70 kilometers from where his biological parents then lived.
Netty always knew there was something wrong in her life. She bore no physical resemblance to any of her “relatives”. It was then that she began to investigate her past. In 2010, when the girl went to seek prenatal care while pregnant, she had trouble getting what she thought she was her mother to give her a birth certificate.
The young woman had more doubts than ever and contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to do a DNA test, they determined that it was actually Carlina White, daughter of Carl Tyson and Joy White.
arrest and conviction
January 23, 2011 Anugetta Pettway turned herself in to the police, just before Carlina is officially reunited with her real parents. In May of that year, public defender Robert Baum said that he had been with Netty and that they had agreed that he would not testify against Ann during her trial.
The trial took place the following year and, according to The New York Times, Annugetta explained that she had kidnapped the child because she had had several miscarriages and tried to apologize: “I would like to apologize to the family. They will probably deny it to me, but I am deeply sorry for what I did. If they don’t accept it, I understand. I’m here to correct my mistake.”
Joy White angrily told Pettway that she deserved 23 years in prison because those are the years she went without seeing her daughter. “I only spent 19 days with Carlina and they were the best days of my life,” said the second man BBC.
Finally, in July 2012 Ann Pettway was found guilty and sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment. Carlina surprisingly decided to keep her first name Netty of hers: “Now I have two moms and two moms,” she said in a TV interview.
In 2014 Netty, in a report with The Mirror, surprisingly confessed that she had forgiven her other mother, Ann Pettway, and that she is still in contact with her, and assured: “Now I have two mums and two dads and my life is has been enriched.”
That same year, Netty was invited to participate in the “Crimes against Children” conference. For her part, Ann served ten years in prison at the Aliceville Federal Prison in Alabama and, on April 14, 2021, was released on parole.
Many years have passed, many things, and Ann’s dream of having a daughter has come true in part. Today, Netty doesn’t hold a grudge against her and, at 35, continues to hold firm to her stance that she has “two mothers” to her.
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