Woman tearfully describes how a stranger cut her unborn daughter from her womb

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Mom Tearfully Re-Lives Stranger Cutting Her Unborn Daughter From Her Womb

Choking back tears, Michelle Wilkins told Colorado jurors Wednesday how a woman she had only just met cut out her seven-month-old fetus and left her to die in a basement.

In a Boulder courtroom, Wilkins said she fought with Dynel Lane last March in the woman's home, after answering a Craigslist ad for free maternity clothes.

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Lane dug the heel of her hand into Wilkins' windpipe and stabbed her with a piece of glass, Wilkins testified during the first day of testimony in her alleged attacker's trial.

"I kept saying, 'Why are you doing this? I don't know why you're doing this but I love you.'''
Lane replied, "If you love me, you'll let me do this," Wilkins said.

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Woman tearfully describes how a stranger cut her unborn daughter from her womb
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Michelle Wilkins speaks candidly about the attack on her almost a year ago, losing her unborn child and the emotional trial to members of the press inside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. A jury reached a verdict finding Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Mark and Wendy Wilkins, the parents of Michelle Wilkins, talk about the guilty verdict in the trail and their daughter Michelle Wilkins inside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. A jury reached a verdict finding Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Michelle Wilkins speaks candidly about the attack on her almost a year ago, losing her unborn child and the emotional trial to members of the press inside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. A jury reached a verdict finding Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Mark and Wendy Wilkins, left, parents of Michelle Wilkins, and Beth Kemper, right, a 911 dispatcher for the City of Longmont, listen to Michelle Wilkins speak candidly about the attack on her almost a year ago, losing her unborn child and the emotional trial to members of the press inside the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. A jury reached a verdict finding Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Michelle Wilkins, right, looks happy as she walks out of the Boulder County Courthouse accompanied by Boulder district attorney Stan Garnett, left and chief deputy district attorney Catrina Weigel, middle, to address the media in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. A jury reached a verdict finding Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
BOULDER, CO - FEBRUARY 23: Michelle Wilkins, right, with her father Mark Wilkins, left, by her side, speaks to members of the media outside of the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colorado on February 23, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado. After two days of deliberations a jury found Dynel Lane guilty on all counts including attempt to commit first degree murder. Deliberations began on Monday in the case where Dynel Lane attacked Wilkins and cut her unborn child from her womb. The baby did not survive. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
FILE - In this undated file photo, provided by the Longmont Police Department shows Dynel Lane, 34, who is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman in the stomach and removing her baby, while the expectant mother visited her home to buy baby clothes advertised on Craigslist authorities said. Catherine Olguin, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said Thursday, March 26, 2015, that Lane will not be charged with murder in the baby's death. (AP Photo/ Longmont Police Department, File)
The Wilkins' family spokesman Michael Perini reads a family statement to members of the media following a preliminary hearing for her client Dynel Lane, the Longmont, Colo., a woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb, at the Boulder County Justice Center, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Lane is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
A police offer enters the courtroom before a preliminary hearing for Dynel Lane, the Longmont, Colo., woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb at the Boulder County Justice Center, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Lane is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Defense attorney Kathryn Herold enters the courtroom before a preliminary hearing for her client Dynel Lane, the Longmont, Colo., who is accused of cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb, at the Boulder County Justice Center, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Lane is charged with attacking Michelle Wilkins and removing her 8-month-old fetus after Wilkins responded to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
LONGMONT, CO - MARCH 22: Teagan Reiff, 4 (front), holds a candle as his brother Beckett, 7, is held by their mother, Julie, as they observe a five-minute moment of silence for stabbing victim Michelle Wilkins and her unborn baby who died as a result. A vigil was held for the baby of Michelle Wilkins, who was stabbed and had her fetus removed when she replied to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
An anti-abortion protester shouts to passersby following a news conference by Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, who discussed the case of Dynel Lane, the woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant motherâs belly, at Boulder County Justice Center, in Boulder, Colo., Friday, March 27, 2015. Lane was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
BOULDER, CO - MARCH 27: Seven-month-old Owen Korejwo kisses his mom's arm, Katie Korejwo, as she listens to Boulder District Attorney, Stan Garnett, during a press conference at the Boulder County Justice Center regarding the criminal charges filed in the Dynel Lane case, March 27, 2015. Korejwo, who is a right for life supporter from Arvada, came to Boulder to show her disappointment that the Boulder DA did not file murder charges in this case in which a pregnant woman was attacked and her unborn child removed from the womb. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LONGMONT, CO - MARCH 22: A woman observes a five-minute moment of silence in honor of stabbing Victim Michelle Wilkins and her unborn child who died as a result. A vigil was held for the baby of Michelle Wilkins, who was stabbed and had her fetus removed when she replied to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes, on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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The defendant, 35, has pleaded not guilty to six felony counts, including attempted first-degree murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, the Denver Post reported.

Wilkins testified she went to Lane's home about noon, and the two women sorted through clothes. They discussed pregnancy and their partners, Wilkins said.

Prosecutors said Lane went to great lengths to fake being pregnant and posted photos of herself with a distended belly. She told her boyfriend she was expecting, but kept changing her due date, he testified later in the day, according to The Associated Press.

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Wilkins said Lane hit her in the back as she turned to leave. Lane stabbed her in the neck with a piece of glass, Wilkins testified and hit her with a lamp.

Lane used kitchen knives to cut the unborn baby girl from her abdomen, Wilkins said. She passed out in a basement bathtub and awoke to find herself drenched in blood with her stomach ripped open.

Prosecutors said Lane took the fetus home with her and then told her boyfriend that she had given birth in their bathtub.

After being rushed to a nearby hospital, Lane refused to let doctors examine her, but later admitted the fetus, which did not survive, was not hers, authorities said.

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