God keep us from all these people with loose nuts in their brains.
36-year old Dynel Lane had gone to elaborate lengths to fake her pregnancy. She had lost her 19-month-old child in a drowning incident that police concluded was an accident. Family and friends who testified in court on her behalf said the loss of her child was probably the reason for her ‘fake baby’ drama and her final barbaric act of ripping out another woman’s fetus.
Lane had put up photos of herself with a ‘baby bump’ online. She downloaded ultrasound images from the internet and sent to the man who was supposed to be her ‘baby daddy’ David Ridley. He and Lane lived together with her two daughters. Ridley took the stand at her trial and disclosed how that Lane had claimed for over a year that she was pregnant with a boy child. They were excited and started preparing for the birth of the baby. They went as far as discussing names. The child was to be called ‘James’ after he was born.
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Everyone believed Lane was pregnant. Friends even threw a baby shower for her. However, Ridley became suspicious at some point. Probably why Lane was pushed to find a fetus she could claim was hers.
She was somehow able to lure an unsuspecting Michelle Wilkins to her home in Longmont. According to Wilkins who was almost 8 months pregnant at the time, they both chatted for about an hour before Lane turned violent. She pushed and tried to choke her. After she managed to successfully subdue her, Lane used two kitchen knives to cut open Wilkins stomach and removed the baby from her womb.
Ridley had to come home early from work that day. He was to take ‘pregnant Lane’ for a doctor’s appointment. He said he found the fetus in the bathtub and instantly assumed it was theirs. Ridley quickly took Lane with the child to the hospital. They got there and she begged doctors to save her baby. Ridley had no idea Wilkins was lying unconscious back at her house. It was after she regained consciousness she called police.
Sounds like something from a Holly/Nollywood script, right?
Anyway, after a trial that had been on since 2015 when the attack happened, a judge sentenced ‘madam Lane’ to 100 years in prison. Having served more than a year since her arrest, she gets 48 years for attempted murder and 32 years for unlawful termination of a pregnancy. The remaining 20 years is for assault charges in the attack.
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Interestingly, Lane said nothing at all throughout the trail. On the final day, when her victim Wilkins took the stand to talk about her experience, Lane showed absolutely no emotion. She just sat back and watched her talk.
It was her mother who stepped out in court to apologize to Wilkins and her family. She also read a letter in which Lane’s father extended his apologies for their daughter’s barbaric act.
It is well o.