BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Court documents show that the suspect who stabbed a pregnant woman and then cut her unborn baby from her womb spent about an hour with her victim before the attack.
According to the Boulder District Attorney, Dynel Lane welcomed Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant at the time, into her home at 1620 Green Place in Longmont on March 18 after Lane placed an ad selling baby clothes on Craigslist.
The documents detail that Lane and Wilkins spent about an hour talking about various subjects including her pregnancy. Then Lane asked Wilkins to come to the basement.
It was there that the documents detail Lane attacking Wilkins first with her hands and then a lava lamp which she broke over her head. Lane then allegedly used the lamp to stab Wilkins in the neck, choked her with her hands and then tried to smother her with the pillow.
The documents continue that after Wilkins passed out on a bed in the basement bedroom, Lane used a knife to cut Wilkins’ abdomen and remove her baby. Then Lane placed Wilkins’ baby in an upstairs bathtub while she left Wilkins bleeding for a lengthy period of time in the basement bedroom.
Lane faces several charges that include first-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and first-degree unlawful termination of pregnancy.
The documents were filed on Friday as part of the preliminary hearing brief in Boulder County Court.