A doctor in northern China faces a possible death sentence after confessing to stealing seven newborn babies and selling them to human traffickers.
State media say Zhang Shuxia, who delivered babies at a hospital in Shaanxi province's Fuping county, acknowledged in court to trafficking the seven babies.
The 55-year-old obstetrician was accused of persuading parents to give up their children after falsely claiming they had serious, congenital diseases.
Six of the children have been rescued, but one died after being trafficked for $165.
The state-run Global Times says Zhang apologized to the victims' families, saying she was "deluded by an accomplice into selling babies in the mistaken belief she was helping families in need."