Pregnant woman killed, baby removed from wombJuly 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.