A woman convicted of cutting a foetus from a stranger’s womb after luring her to her home with an online advert for free maternity clothes has been jailed for 100 years,Daily Mirror reports
Dynel Catrece Lane stabbed expectant mum Michelle Wilkins with a kitchen knife and ripped out her unborn baby in the gruesome attack in March last year.
Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant , survived the stabbing at Lane’s home in Longmont, Colorado, but her baby daughter died.
Lane, 35, was convicted of attempted murder, assault and unlawfully terminating a pregnancy in February following a trial in Boulder.
Prosecutors said Lane faked a pregnancy and then, after her husband became suspicious about whether she in fact was carrying a child, she took out an advertisement on the website Craigslist to lure a pregnant woman with an offer of maternity clothes.
Wilkins testified that when she went to Lane’s home, responding to the advertisement, the older woman bludgeoned, stabbed and choked her until she passed out.When her husband returned home, Lane told him that she suffered a miscarriage and he rushed her to a hospital along with the dead foetus, police said.