HOUSTON -

A woman accused of fatally shooting a mother and then kidnapping her newborn baby has been officially indicted on a charge of capital murder.

Verna McClain, 31, is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

Detectives said McClain has admitted to carrying out the attack, killing Kala Golden Schuchardt, 28, and abducting 3-day-old Keegan Schuchardt, who was found unharmed hours later with McClain's sister.

The April 17 shooting occurred outside a Montgomery County pediatric center shortly after 2 p.m.

McClain was arrested the same day at an apartment complex where her getaway car was found.

Investigators believe McClain was desperate for a baby after suffering a miscarriage and planned to pass off Keegan as her own.

Keegan is white. McClain and her fiancé are black.

McClain's fiancé, Kevin Carter, 26, said he thought that she had given birth in Galveston. He said he thought the baby was hospitalized with a lung infection.

"She didn't tell me," he said. "I thought she had the baby April 3. I found out about the miscarriage from the news."

McClain has three children and Carter has two.

"She has been a responsible parent in the past," defense attorney E. Tay Bond said. "She has a job -- she works as a nurse. She definitely loves kids."

District Attorney Brett Ligon said he has not decided if he will seek the death penalty.

McClain is expected to return to court again on July 1.