New details were released today about the tragic assault on a pregnant women in Colorado, that claimed the life of her unborn baby. The additional information reveal Dynel Lane (pictured above), who brutally assaulted 7-month-pregnant Michelle Wilkins, talked with Wilkins for an hour before luring Wilkins to her basement.
The details paint a horrifying picture of a woman who deliberately planned her brutal attack on Wilkins in an attempt to steal her baby. As 7 News reports about the new court records:
In the brief filed by the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Dynel Lane, allegedly attacked Wilkins with her hands on March 18 before she broke a lava lamp over Wilkins’ head, according to documents published by our partners at The Denver Post.
The newspaper reported that the brief was filed in advance of next week’s preliminary hearing in the case.
Prosecutors claim that Lane used the broken lava lamp to stab Wilkins in the neck and then choked her, before trying to smother her with a pillow.
When Wilkins passed out on a bed in bedroom located in the basement, Lane is accused of using a knife to cutting the victim’s abdomen and removing her baby, prosecutors said.
According to the brief, Lane allegedly placed Wilkins’ daughter in a bathtub in a bathroom upstairs, while she left the victim bleeding for a lengthy period of time in the basement bedroom.
Wilkins visited the home in Longmont to buy baby clothes after seeing an ad on Craigslist.
After the attack, Wilkins managed to call 911 for help. She was rescued and underwent surgery and treatment at Longmont United Hospital.
Hours later, Lane arrived at the same hospital with her husband and the deceased child. She told hospital officials and her husband that she had a miscarriage.
However, according to the arrest report, Lane admitted to a detective that she cut open the victim’s abdomen to remove the baby girl. Lane once held a license as a nurses’ aide in Colorado.
The details also provide further confirmation that Michelle’s baby, named Aurora, was not alive when she was fully removed from Michelle’s womb. This is an important fact because Colorado, unlike most states, has no unborn victims law holding Lane accountable for killing Aurora. As such, lane will only be held accountable for assaulting Wilkins.
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As 7 News reports:
The Boulder County coroner said the baby girl cut from her mother’s womb was not born alive.
“Neither the autopsy or the investigation have provided any evidence that the baby exhibited any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth,” coroner Emma Hall said in a statement sent to 7NEWS.
Hall said the 34-week-old gestation girl had no signs of trauma or any other injuries.
The first hearing in the case in court is slated for Tuesday and Lane is charged attempted murder of the mother, multiple counts of assault on the mother and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. That latter charge is merely a sentence enhancement for the attack on Wilkins that bring no charges whatsoever in the death of Aurora. The Colorado Senate has approved a bill to fix that, but Democrats in the state House are expected to kill the measure.
After a lengthy debate — during which abortion proponents attempted to ignore how unborn children are often victims of violent crimes — the Colorado state Senate approved a bill that would provide justice for unborn children who are killed or injured in violent crimes against their mother.
With Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats speaking against it, the Colorado Senate passed SB 268, the Offenses Against Unborn Children Act. During the debate on the measure, pro-abortion Democrats falsely claimed the bill would be used to prosecute women for miscarriages or would ban abortions, even though federal unborn victims law and the laws of dozens of states have not done so.