Womb Robber Found Guilty

26/01/2010 09:13 | Updated 22 May 2015

A woman in the USA has been found guilty of murder after cutting a baby from his mother's womb.

The victim, pregnant teenager Kia Johnson, was killed in July 2008 when the baby she was carrying was cut out of her womb.

Amazingly, the baby survived and Terrell Kian Johnson is now 18 months old and being cared for by relatives.

Yesterday a judge found Andrea Curry-Demus, 40, guilty of second-degree murder - and also mentally ill.

She will spend the rest of her life in prison and will receive mental health treatment.

Judge Jeffrey A. Manning said the woman's acts had been "bizarre, depraved and malevolent".

"There must be few crimes as indescribably brutal and vicious as this," he said.

Curry-Demus took her victim back to her apartment, drugged her, cut the baby from her womb and then suffocated her.

She then phoned her own family to tell them she had just given birth - but doctors quickly realised she had not.

Ms Johnson's mother, Darlene Lee, said she doesn't believe that Curry-Demus is mentally ill.

She told the Pittsburg Post-Gazette: "It was premeditated. She thought about what she was going to do. She already knew what she was going to do.

"I don't see how anybody that's human could do the things that she did to her. She's not human. She's a monster. She's Satan's seed."

Ms Lee told the Post-Gazette she is happy that Ms. Curry-Demus will spend the rest of her life in prison.

"It relieves a lot of the anger, the depression that I have, knowing that she will not ever be able to do something like this to somebody else," she said.

"There's nothing that she can say to me. There's no sorry. There's nothing," Ms. Lee said. "She was taking a life to get a life. So she lost. I lost, and she lost."

Curry-Demus showed little emotion during the trial or at the verdict.

"She don't have no type of feelings, no type of anything," Ms. Lee told the Post-Gazette.

"She's cold. She has ice running through her blood. Not blood. For her to do something like this, you have to be a monster."

Source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette

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