August 26, 2016
Michelle Wilkins was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first child in March 2015, when she responded to a Craigslist posting advertising free maternity clothes. But when the mom-to-be went to the Longmont, CO home of Dynel Lane to pick up the items, she was brutally attacked by Lane. Wilkins says Lane threw her on a bed, tried to suffocate her with a pillow and then hit her over the head with a lava lamp. And then Lane did the unthinkable: she cut Wilkins’ stomach open and took the baby from her womb.
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Wilkins says she woke up long enough to call 911 and was rescued by paramedics.
In the video above, the 26-year-old recalls being in the hospital and learning that her baby had died. And, Wilkins shares how she and her partner, Dan, were able to spend a few moments with their daughter as a family.
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After trial, the jury deliberated for close to seven hours before finding Dynel Lane guilty of attempted murder, unlawful termination of a pregnancy and assault. In April 2016, she was sentenced to 100 years in prison.