Pregnant Colorado woman attacked, fetus cut from womb

This undated booking photo provided by the Longmont Police Department shows Dynel Lyne, 34, who is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby, while the expectant mother visited her home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist authorities said. (AP Photo/ Longmont Police Department)

LONGMONT, Colo. (KRON) — Police in Colorado have arrested a 34-year-old woman they say stabbed a pregnant woman in the stomach then removed the fetus from her womb.

Longmont police say the victim, a 26-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant, visited a home on the 1600 block of Green Place sometime before 3 p.m. to buy baby clothes that were advertised on Craigslist.

The suspect then attacked the victim and removed her unborn baby. She underwent surgery at a hospital and is expected to recover.

“Officers arrived on scene and could hear a female calling for help inside the home. Officers entered the home and located a female who had been beaten and stabbed in the stomach,” a statement from Longmont Police said. “It was later learned, the female was pregnant and her baby had been removed. The victim was transported to the Longmont United Hospital where she underwent surgery and is expected to recover.”

The baby did not survive.

Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said the suspect later arrived at the hospital with the dead baby and told staff she had suffered a miscarriage.

She was arrested at the hospital on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse-knowingly and recklessly resulting in death.

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