Woman whose baby was cut from her womb recalls how she sang to the child's lifeless body

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Woman Sang to Lifeless Daughter After She Was Cut Out of Her Womb

A woman whose unborn daughter was cut from her womb is speaking out about the moment she held her child's lifeless body for the first - and last - time.

Earlier this week, a Colorado jury convicted 35-year-old Dynel Lane of attacking Michelle Wilkins and leaving her to die in a bloody basement last year.

Read: Woman Found Guilty of Cutting Fetus from the Womb of A Stranger

Speaking to INSIDE EDITION, Wilkins, 27, recalled waking up in the hospital to discover that her daughter, whom she named Aurora, had died. The nurses brought her the child's body.

"I held her, I sang to her, I read to her and it was really bittersweet," she told IE.

She recalled how she sang "the same song my mother sang to me, 'You are My Sunshine.'"

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Woman whose baby was cut from her womb recalls how she sang to the child's lifeless body
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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Last year, Lane lured Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, to her house with a Craigslist ad claiming she was giving away free maternity clothes. Prosecutors say Lane was pretending to be pregnant and even lied to friends, her boyfriend and family.

Prosecutor Stan Garnett told IE: "She had apparently been putting on weight to look pregnant. There had been a baby shower by her friends and family. It was clearly an obsession for her."

In court, WIlkins described how Lane directed her to go into the basement to look at the maternity clothes. Without warning, the assailant reached for a bottle.

"She picked it up and she smashed it over my head," Wilkins told the court. "That's when I held it up over my head. I said: 'I don't know why you're doing this. I love you.' And she said: 'If you love me you'll let me do this.' And then she stabbed it into my neck."

Lane beat her with a lamp, stabbed her in the throat, slashed her stomach open and choked her into unconsciousness.

Read: Woman Tearfully Describes How a Stranger Cut Her Unborn Daughter From Her Womb

Michelle slipped in and out of consciousness as her attacker sliced her belly open. Then Lane fled with the baby, leaving Wilkins close to death. Somehow she managed to call 911.

"The only thing that I really felt consistently in the wake of all of this is just complete disbelief and complete shock that someone could do that and that I would be the victim of that," Wilkins told IE.

Lane took the baby to the emergency room. There, she told doctors that she was the mother and had just suffered a miscarriage.

But Lane was arrested. This week, a jury found her guilty on all charges, including attempted murder. She will be sentenced in April.

After the verdict, Wilkins told reporters that it felt like a "triumph for Aurora."

And while she has forgiven her attacker, she said she knows "I may never get any real answers or an explanation from her."

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