Mallory E. Davis , KUSA-TV, Denver
7:29 p.m. EDT March 27, 2015Dynel Catrese Lane, 34, is accused of stabbing an expectant mother and cutting her unborn baby from her womb March 18, 2015, in Longmont, Colo.(Photo: Boulder County Sheriff’s Department)BOULDER, Colo. — A woman accused of cutting a baby from a pregnant woman’s womb was charged Friday with first-degree attempted murder.Dynel Lane, 34, of Longmont, Colo., also was charged with first-degree unlawful termination of pregnancy, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Boulder County prosecutors did not file murder charges against Lane because the coroner found no evidence that the fetus Michelle Wilkins, 26, was carrying had been alive outside her womb.Lane’s husband, who found the baby in his bathtub, said he thought he heard it gasp for breath, according to a police affidavit.Under Colorado law, a person can face a murder charge in the death of an unborn child only if evidence shows that the fetus survived apart from its mother. The Boulder County coroner’s findings are not final; final autopsy results will be released once all testing and further studies are complete.Lane has been in Boulder County Jail since shortly after the March 18 attack on Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant with a girl that she had named Aurora. Lane is accused of luring Wilkins to her home through a Craigslist ad offering baby clothes.Wilkins, who nearly died in the attack, was released from a hospital earlier this week.The unlawful termination charge was filed under a new state law intended to be a compromise between opponents and supporters of abortion rights. The maximum punishment for the felony is 32 years in prison; a person convicted of homicide in Colorado could face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.Colorado Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican from Colorado Springs, is a former Navy chaplain. (Photo: Colorado General Assembly)The case has generated inflamed rhetoric, including remarks from a Republican state legislator from Colorado Springs who called the attack punishment from God for laws allowing abortion.When Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain who also hosts a televangelism … – Click Here To Visit Article Source