It’s like some sort of horror movie urban legend or every pregnant woman’s worst nightmare: someone is going to steal your baby right out of the womb. Unfortunately, as of yesterday afternoon, it’s no longer fiction.
An unidentified 26-year-old woman was found by police on the floor of the house where she’d been attacked after responding to a Craigslist ad in Colorado. She’d been lured to the house with an ad for baby clothes. Once the attacker, also a female, found out she was alone and seven months pregnant, she used an unidentified object to cut the baby out of the victim’s womb.
The victim was then left on the floor where she was able to get to her phone and call police. Responders then took her to the same hospital where perpetrator had taken the infant, which had died in the interim.
The perpetrator had been taken to the hospital by her apparently unsuspecting husband to declare that she’d had a miscarriage. Once the call came in from the victim, the perp was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder amongst other charges.
The victim was operated on and expected to recover. It will be a long, long time before she heals, however.