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  1. #1
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    PA - Woman jailed in Pa. has trail of fake pregnancies

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/w...ncies-15751903

    Her charges now are not that serious but her real crime is conning couples who are desperate to adopt a child...

    Barry and Rebecca Vest can't conceive children or of why a woman pretended to be pregnant and persuaded them to travel from Idaho to Pennsylvania five days after Christmas to adopt a baby that didn't exist.

    And what they really don't understand is why that isn't a crime.

    The Vests claim to be the latest victims of a woman known to Pennsylvania authorities as 32-year-old Amy Slanina, who, according to court records and interviews, pretends to be pregnant so infertile couples or, in some cases, female friends or lovers will shower her with attention, affection and sometimes money, clothes, food and shelter.
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    Slanina has been in jail in Kittanning, some 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, since she was arrested in December on theft of services charges for staying at a battered women's shelter after allegedly claiming to be the abused wife of a police officer, who authorities say doesn't exist. She used the shelter's computer and a cellphone to contact the Vests.


    More at link....

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    I hope there is a special place in Hell for her.
    WHAT IF THE HOKEY POKEY IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?

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    What a piece of work. Where would you get the nerve to do these things?





    http://news-herald.com/articles/2012.../nh5122572.txt

    Lunatic.

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    Man, that is cold.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Feb 2012:

    Amy Slanina is sitting in a western Pennsylvania jail cell on charges that she stole the services of a women's shelter by claiming to be the battered wife of a cop who shelter officials eventually determined didn't exist....

    Slanina, 32, has avoided prosecution for faking pregnancies. One reason, Kittanning police and other authorities say, is that most states, like Pennsylvania, don't have laws criminalizing false adoption offers.As a result, Slanina has left an angry trail of dupes in her wake and been arrested only when authorities suspected her of some other crime related to her fake pregnancies.
    Much more here:
    http://www.news-herald.com/general-n...s-ends-in-jail

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    December 2012:

    A woman who has a history of scamming couples by pretending to be pregnant or in trouble is once again in police custody...

    In January, victim Lisa Booth sent out a warning about Slanina, “She’ll never stop. As long as these folks keep letting her out of prison, she’ll never stop.”...

    Slanina was supposed to stand trial in Pennsylvania in September but, again, she disappeared.
    http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/...ng-people.html

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    No Recent Activity in PA using This Name

    No Recent Activity in PA using This Name

    Amy Marie Slanina :: White / Female / 36 Years Old

    Previous Lower Court Docket Summary:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000089-2012

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