Caleb Adams Commentary
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Woman Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman and Kidnapping Baby That Was Cut From Her Womb
Dec. 18, 2004 - Authorities Friday arrested a woman they allege came to the home of an eight-months-pregnant woman purportedly to buy a dog then strangled her and cut the baby from her womb. Authorities found the abducted infant in good health, ending a day of frantic searching.
According to a criminal complaint, Lisa M. Montgomery admitted she strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett and took her baby. The complaint also said Montgomery lied to her husband about giving birth, although U.S. Attorney Todd Graves declined to give a motive for the crime.
Stinnett's mother found the 23-year-old nearly dead Thursday in her home in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore. Paramedics tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at a hospital.