Police have released a recording of the 911 call that an expectant mother made after police say she had been stabbed and had her baby stolen by someone who lured her using a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.
"She cut me in my stomach," the victim, identified by her family as Michelle Wilkins, is heard saying on the call. "I'm afraid."
Wilkins goes on to say the suspect used a knife and broken glass during the attack. Police say the woman did not know the suspect prior to answering the ad.
Wilkins identifies herself during the call but the Longmont Police Department redacted that portion to keep her name private. She does say she is 26-years-old and seven months pregnant.
Wilkins is able to relay the address of the home during the call and emergency responders are heard arriving at the end of the more than six-minute call. Police say the suspect used the ad to lure the pregnant woman there.
Wilkins was rushed to a nearby hospital and Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said at a news conference this afternoon she is "doing much better than they feared she'd do" and is expected to make a full recovery.
Her family released a statement tonight, thanking the public "for the outpouring of sympathy and support."
"We grieve for the many victims of this senseless attack, but mostly for a precious child whose life was ended before she had a chance to live," read the statement from Wilkins' family.
The suspect, identified in arrest records as Dynel Catrece Lane, was arrested after she and her husband arrived at the local hospital seven hours after the victim's 911 call with the dead child, saying that she had had a miscarriage, authorities say.
The Associated Press confirmed that Lane made her first court appearance today and was advised of the charges against her. Her bail was set at $2 million.
Lane has not had to enter a plea and the Associated Press reports that her lawyer has asked for an expert to be present while the state performs an autopsy, scheduled for Friday, on the baby. The results of the autopsy may determine if Lane faces a homicide charge.