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Pregnant woman stabbed and baby taken from her womb after answering internet ad

The woman had answered an ad on Craigslist claiming to be selling baby clothes.
Mar 19th 2015, 7:48 AM 77,611 49

A WOMAN IN the US state of Colorado is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman and ripping the unborn baby from her womb.

Colorado authorities said that the 34-year-old woman is accused of luring her victim using a fake Craigslist ad claiming to be selling baby clothes.

Police officers were called to the residence yesterday afternoon and found the 26-year-old victim, who was seven months pregnant, stabbed and beaten, Longmont police Commander Jeff Satur told the Daily Times-Call newspaper.

The victim 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.

“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.”

Investigators have not released names of the victim or the accused, but said they do not know each other.

The suspect was arrested at the hospital on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse which knowingly and recklessly resulted in death.

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