BOULDER, Colo. – A judge has determined that a woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial.
Dynel Lane appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder on Tuesday. She is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.
Wilkins survived the March 18 attack, but the baby girl did not.
Because prosecutors say there is no evidence the baby lived outside the womb, Lane was charged with unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Colorado does not have a fetal homicide law, and the case reignited debate at the state Capitol on the legal rights of fetuses.
Lane is charged with attempted murder for attacking the mother.