Family of Woman Who Killed Mother for Unborn Baby Discuss Case

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 12, 2006   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
June 12, 2006

Kansas City, KS ( — Lisa Montgomery made national headlines in December 2004 when she strangled a woman to death and cut open her stomach to steal her unborn child. Montgomery is in jail awaiting an October trial in the case but her children recently discussed her actions.

Montgomery is accused of killing Bobbi Jo Stinnett, a 23 year-old woman who was eight months pregnant at the time.

Stinnett apparently met and befriended Montgomery through dog shows and Montgomery told her she wanted to buy a dog. But when Montgomery was at Stinnett’s home she strangled the woman with a rope and used a knife to perform a crude Caesarian section.

Once she had the baby, she paraded the infant around as her own.

Before the alleged murder, Montgomery was married and had children of her own. They discussed the case with ABC’s "Good Morning America" and said their mother brandished a sonogram of an unborn child she claimed was her own. Later they found out the image was printed from the Internet.

"She had a picture of the ultrasound. I thought it was hers, of course. They told me she had just gotten it off the Internet," Carl James Boman, Montgomery’s son, told ABC News.

Kayla Boman, Montgomery’s daughter, told the television program her mother completely deceived her.

"I guess you could say I never had doubt. My mom is the one who did it, but it’s hard to believe, you know? There I was the whole day at school looking at my little sister, and the next thing I know I’m hearing she’s not really my little sister," she said.

Montgomery’s children saw the newborn baby for the first time when she showed the child off at a store parking lot, just hours after Stinnett was killed.

"She was definitely glowing, happy right then. I think she was proud of ‘her’ baby," Carl James Boman told ABC News.

The next day, Montgomery was charged with murder. The baby now lives with her father and is in healthy condition.