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20/03/2015 08:20 GMT | Updated 20/03/2015 08:59 GMT

Craigslist Ad Attack Sees Mother's Unborn Baby Cut From Her Womb

A heavily pregnant woman was stabbed in the stomach by another woman who took her unborn child from her body.

Dynel Catrece Lane is accused of luring the 26-year-old woman to her Colorado home with a Craigslist advert for baby clothes.

The victim, 26, was nearly eight months pregnant when the attack unfolded. She is recovering in hospital, though sadly the unborn child died.

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Dynel Catrace Lane has been arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder

Lane’s husband (who is not a suspect) told police he came home early to meet his wife for a pre-natal appointment, where he found her covered in blood and a baby gasping for breath in a bathtub.

Lane told him she had suffered a miscarriage, and he took her and the baby to a hospital, where she was later arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and other crimes.

The victim, who was still in the property, was able to make an emergency call to the police after Lane and her husband left.

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In a recording of the call, a woman with a dazed-sounding voice says she has been stabbed and pleads for help.

The woman was alert and answering questions on Thursday, police said.

Lane lost a 19-month-old baby boy in 2002 and is alleged to have faked a pregnancy before the attack, even showing a picture of an ultrasound scan to her daughter.

A July 2002 obituary for Lane's son, Michael Alexander Cruz, in the Pueblo Chieftan said the boy had just learned to sing his first song, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

Lane's then-husband wasn't home at the time of the drowning, the newspaper reported. She and their two daughters, then 5 and 3, searched for the boy until they found him in the fish pond.

He had been playing a game with his sisters while their mother was busy in another part of the house, the newspaper said.

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