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Woman Fakes Pregnancy, Tries to Kidnap Newborn

Posted by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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Woman Fakes Pregnancy, Tries to Kidnap Newborn

She stabs parents of baby, police say

This June 23, 2010 booking photo provided by the Vigo County Sheriff's Department shows Stephanie Foster, 34.

(AP) – An Indiana woman with a history of miscarriages faked a pregnancy for 9 months, then stabbed a couple in an attempt to kidnap their newborn son and pass him off as her own, police said. Stephanie Foster, 34, of Terre Haute was arrested yesterday. The newborn's mother is in stable condition with stab wounds to her arms and back, while her husband was treated and released for minor cuts.

Police say Foster faked her pregnancy because she didn't want to tell her husband she had suffered another miscarriage. She allegedly scoured birth announcements, then showed up at the couple's house asking to use the phone. She left, returned with a toy pistol, and began stabbing the mother with a folding knife. The attack woke the sleeping husband, who subdued her until police arrived

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cheeres
by Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:12 AM

This is very heart breaking and so wrong. The woman is obviously suffereing from severe depression but she still tried to take someone elses baby along with trying to kill the parents. I feel bad for her though.

JoshiRachelsMom
by on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:12 AM

 not the first time this happens nor will it be the last

hard_hat_mommie
by Bronze Member on Jun. 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM

wow. 

that sucks. glad parents are ok

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