Pregnant woman killed, baby removed from womb

July 21st, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, July 21 (DPA) Police in the US city of Pittsburgh found the body of a pregnant woman whose baby had been cut from her womb, media reports said Sunday. The body was found at the apartment of a 38-year-old woman who went to a hospital in the city earlier this week, carrying a newborn baby with its umbilical cord still attached, the reports said.

The woman claimed she had paid $1,000 for the infant.

The news channel CNN said the woman had been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and and dealing in infant, but not with murder.

Press reports citing court records said the woman had once attacked another woman with a knife and tried to steal her newborn baby.

The pregnant woman was found strangled in her Missouri home, with her womb cut open and and her unborn child missing.

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