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Baby Cut From Mother’s Womb

In a combined story released by the (AP) and The Examiner.com — A 23-year-old pregnant woman, Darlene Haynes, was found murdered in her apartment and her unborn baby ripped from her womb. 

Haynes, 8 months pregnant at the time of her death, was found in a closet in her apartment by the landlord who was  investigating reports of a strong odor.  The baby, who would have been 1 month premature, was thought to have been able to survive but its location was unknown.

One of the things so surprising about this murder, other than the obvious, was the fact that this kind of crime is not unique.  In little over a year there have been two other similar crimes.  Heather Snively from Oregon and Kia Johnson of Pittsburgh were both killed in a similar fashion.

Darlene Hayens’s baby was found two days later with Julie Corey at a New Hampshire homeless shelter. Corey has been charged with kidnapping but no word yet on who will be charged with the mother’s murder.  The infant is currently in the custody of Massachusetts child welfare officials.

 A man who says he is the father of the baby who was cut from her slain mother’s womb says he wants custody.

 A hearing is scheduled in Worcester Juvenile Court on Monday to determine who should get temporary custody of the 4-pound baby girl.

DNA tests are being done to establish paternity.

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August 3, 2009 Posted by | Family, Family Interests, Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment