The Colorado woman who cut out the fetus of a 7 months pregnant woman will NOT be charged with murder because according to the state law, a fetus is not considered as a human being as long as it is still in the womb.
As ENTmania! reported, the fetus of Michelle Wilkins was removed from her womb by Dynel Lane while responding to the latter’s Craigslist ad for baby clothes. According to latest local reports, Wilkins locked herself inside Lane’s house in Longmont and called 911 after the attack … a move that saved her life. Lane was later arrested in the same hospital the victim was taken to. The fetus did not survive.
Lane was initially charged with first degree murder, first-degree assault, and child abuse knowingly and recklessly resulting in death … but now Colorado prosecutors say they can’t push forward with the murder charges because the baby has not lived outside the mother for an unspecified period of time.
‘Under Colorado law, essentially, there is no way murder charges can be brought if it’s not established that the fetus lived as a child outside the body of the mother,’ said Boulder County District Attorney Garnett in a news conference last week.
Instead, the D.A says Lane could be charged with felony unwanted termination of a pregnancy.