Some deranged women become womb raiders, killing mothers of unborn children to take their babies. An examination of the mindset of these severely disturbed women and a number of recent and high-profile cases.
In September, 2006, the body of Jimella Tunstall was found in an empty St. Louis lot. Tiffany Hall killed her pregnant friend Tunstall and cut out her unborn child. When the child didn’t survive the ordeal, Hall brought her to the hospital, claiming she’d suffered a miscarriage after being raped. Hospital staff alerted authorities after finding her story hard to believe. On September 25, Hall appeared in court.
When a pregnant woman is murdered, her unborn child dies along with her. Read about famous slayings of expecting mothers.
A Phoenix, Arizona, man accused of stealing a car, and hitting two pedestrians, one pregnant, allegedly told cops he had been in a nearby bar, where he drank 30 beers in the hours prior to the incident. The mind boggles.
On June 15, 2007, Davis’ mother reported her daughter, who was nine months pregant, missing after finding the home in disarray, and Davis’ son, Blake, 2, sobbing, “Mommy’s in rug.”
In 1778, Bathsheba Spooner earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the newly independent country called the United States of America. Before she was to be hanged, Bathsheba begged to be allowed to live long enough to deliver her baby. However, a panel of evaluators determined that she was not pregnant.
A 38-year-old Ohio man had a hard time concealing his misdeeds, when, say authorities, his 13-year-old victim became pregnant with his child.
In this quick clip, a mugger is seen attempting to snatch a purse from a reportedly pregnant woman. A vendor on the busy Chinese street jumps to the woman’s defense, tackles the would-be robber and holds him down.
Last Saturday, 38-year-old New York City Vindalee Smith was on the brink of new happiness — she was due to give birth to her fifth child in a few weeks; the next day she was to be married. Instead, she was found brutally murdered in her apartment. Underneath her bloody body, police found a note reading: “I will kill 1 pregnant woman a month starting now until Lee Boyd Malvo is set free!”
A Dutch newspaper reports that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence in Peru for murder and is the main person of interest in the disappearance of U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway, claims that he has gotten his Peruvian girlfriend pregnant. Van der Sloot claimed the pregnancy was unplanned. “[She] forgot to take the pill,” Van der Sloot told De Telegraph. “Her Catholic faith does not allow her to have an abortion.”