An Adelaide man pleaded guilty on Monday to kidnapping a four-month-old baby in Klemzig after stealing a car with the baby still inside.
- Elias Sammy Lattice found guilty of theft and kidnapping
- He stole a car yesterday with a four-month-old baby behind
- The car was found at Enfield two hours later and the child was reunited with his mother
Ilyas Sammy Lattice, 37, of Para Hills, appeared via video link at the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Tuesday afternoon, where his lawyer filed a guilty plea for theft and kidnapping.
Lattice stole a Honda Jazz from outside a deli on Fourth Avenue in Klemzig on Monday morning, with a child in the back seat.
His lawyer, Stephen I, told the court that his client wanted to express his remorse for the anger caused by the child’s mother.
The court heard that Lattice would negotiate with prosecutors to commit an act that was likely to cause harm.
He also pleaded guilty to another car theft earlier this month.
On Monday, police said the child’s mother was inside the deli when a man pulled over in a stolen Mazda ute and changed cars.
The car was dropped 2 hours later at Enfield with the boy.
The child was reunited with his mother at the scene, with police saying he was “safe and sound”, having been assessed by paramedics.
Lattice was remanded in custody to face court again in late June.
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