BOULDER, Colo. – Prosecutors say a Colorado woman who cut an unborn baby from another woman's womb was obsessed with having a baby and didn't care what happened with the other woman.
Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney Catrina Weigel told jurors Monday during closing arguments at the trial of Dynel Lane that she had been lying about expecting a baby boy and only cared about getting a baby when she attacked Michelle Wilkins last March. Wilkins' baby died and she survived.
The attack reignited the debate over the legal rights of fetuses.
Lane is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault for attacking Wilkins and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, not murder, for the death of the baby.
The judge reminded jurors Monday that an unborn child isn't considered a person under state law.