Caleb Adams Commentary
Monday, February 14, 2005
Police: Pregnant Woman's Attacker Obsessed
Here's a new story that was published on MyWayNews yesterday...
This sounds very similar to another story about a women who killed a pregnant woman and stole the baby -- except in this case, the attacker failed and was instead killed (in self defense) after a struggle.
FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - A woman stabbed to death while possibly trying to steal a pregnant woman's fetus had been carrying an ultrasound picture of someone else's twins and was wearing maternity clothing filled with padding.
Police said 26-year-old Sarah Brady, who was nine months pregnant, acted in self-defense Thursday when she killed Katherine Smith.
"She was mentally disturbed," Fort Mitchell police Sgt. Tom Loos said of Smith. "There is no question about it."
Smith, 22, had been falsely telling neighbors for weeks that she was pregnant, and a search of her apartment after her death revealed a full baby nursery, investigators said.
Brady told police she was attacked when she went into Smith's first-floor apartment to look at the woman's nursery. Police released details of Brady's statement Saturday.
Loos said it appears that Brady struck Smith on the head with an ash tray and then grabbed the knife, stabbing Smith three times, including once in the upper chest.
Loos said that when Brady ran out of the apartment and flagged down a passing motorist for help, Smith removed her maternity underwear stuffed with padding and called 911. Dispatchers kept her on the line until she lost consciousness.
Smith bled to death. Police described Brady's wounds as cuts to her hands.