A 34-year-old woman has been placed under arrest for stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her unborn child from her womb.
LONGMONT, Colo. — A 34-year-old woman was accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby while the expectant mother was visiting her home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist, Colorado authorities said.
Officers called to the residence Wednesday afternoon found the 26-year-old victim, who was seven months pregnant, stabbed and beaten, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur told the Daily Times-Call newspaper.
She underwent surgery and is expected to recover, but the baby did not survive.
Satur said the suspect arrived at the hospital with the baby and told staff she had suffered a miscarriage.
The pregnant woman was at the home to buy baby clothes that were advertised on Craigslist. – NY Post
Investigators have not released the identity and names of the suspect and victim in the matter but say that they did not know each other.
“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 issues involving an unborn child are complicated under Colorado law,” he said. “In most circumstances, if a child was not actually born alive, then homicide charges are not possible.”
The suspect was arrested at the hospital on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse knowingly and recklessly resulting in death.
Police have gotten a search warrant for the suspect’s home to gather further information pending an investigation.