Colorado woman allegedly stabbed, removed baby from pregnant woman's womb – Fox News
Colorado arrested a 34-year-old woman accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby.
Longmont police Cmdr. Jeffrey M Satur said in a statement Wednesday that officers were called to a home Wednesday afternoon and found the 26-year-old victim stabbed and beaten. The woman was seven months pregnant.
“Officers entered the home and located a female who had been beaten and stabbed in the stomach,” Satur said.
Satur said the victim underwent surgery at a hospital and is expected to recover. However, the baby did not survive after being removed by the suspect, who was found at the hospital reporting a miscarriage.
Investigators have not released the names of the suspect and the pregnant, but say that they did not know each other. The pregnant woman was at the home to buy baby clothes that were advertised on Craigslist.
“This is a tragic case for a mother right now,” Satur said. “She came by this house. She was attacked, and her baby was removed from her.”
The suspect is facing attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse knowingly resulting in death, Longmont police said in a statement.
Police received a search warrant to process the scene late Wednesday.
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett told the Daily Times-Call that his office will determine what charges are appropriate.
“The issues involving an unborn child are complicated under Colorado law,” Garnett told the paper. “In most circumstances, if a child was not actually born alive, then homicide charges are not possible. With a case like this, most of the time charges would not need to be filed until sometime next week.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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