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    Police: Woman Tried To Cut Baby Out Of Mother

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Doctors performed an emergency delivery after a woman allegedly tried to take an expecting mother's baby by cutting her stomach open, state police in Armstrong County said.

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...94/detail.html

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    PA - Woman Tried To Cut Baby Out Of Pregnant Woman

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...74/detail.html

    What is with these people? I sure hope the Mom is going to be OK, as it sounds like baby will be.
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    It seems like there are more and more of these. It is scary that a hopeful new parent, at the time they are the most vulnerable (very pregnant) could be a target for some sicko.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    It seems like there are more and more of these. It is scary that a hopeful new parent, at the time they are the most vulnerable (very pregnant) could be a target for some sicko.
    A friend of mine has a sister who is due any day, and she is worried something like this will happen to her. The sister in a nurse in a large hospital and comes in contact with a lot of strange people all the time.

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    Update: Attack Victim recovering

    What a strange story.


    A mother whose abdomen was slashed by a neighbor allegedly trying to steal her baby was improving in a hospital on Friday, police said.

    The baby -- born by emergency Caesarean section -- was fine, state police said.

    Valerie Oskin, 30, was believed to have been eight months pregnant when neighbor Peggy Joe Conner allegedly clubbed her with a bat and slashed her with a knife on Wednesday.

    Conner, 38, had a bassinet and a baby swing waiting at her home, police say.

    Conner was arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault and jailed without bail.

    "Clearly, she was expecting a child coming in shortly," prosecutor Scott Andreassi said. "There's nothing to indicate she was pregnant."

    The attack Wednesday was stopped before her baby was taken because a teenager on an all-terrain vehicle came across the women, police said.

    State police said Friday that doctor's expected to removed Oskin's breathing tube.

    "She's coming around," said Lt. Thomas Dubovi.

    Thomas Wilks, who says he is Conner's husband but is separated from her, called the allegations against her "impossible" and said she truly was pregnant.

    "I got a sonogram saying she is pregnant," Wilks told reporters. "I felt the baby kick in her stomach." He added that Conner is the mother of three children, ages 16, 14 and 11.

    Conner and Oskin had a "close friendship," Wilks said. "It was getting closer as the days went by. They were pregnant together. They were helping each other out."

    The assault began Wednesday morning, when Conner hit Oskin several times with a bat, Andreassi said.

    Conner then put Oskin and Oskin's 7-year-old son in her car, dropped the boy off at a family member's house and drove the pregnant woman about 15 miles to a secluded area about 50 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Andreassi said.

    There, Conner cut Oskin about six to eight inches across her abdomen with a razor knife, authorities said.

    More at CNN

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    An Armstrong County woman who told friends and family she was expecting a child was charged yesterday with beating her pregnant neighbor over the head with a baseball bat, driving her to a remote rural road and attempting to cut the woman's baby out of her abdomen. The attack was thwarted by a boy on an all-terrain vehicle and police took the suspect into custody.

    Thomas Wilks, who initially said he was the suspect's husband but later acknowledged to KDKA-TV that he was her boyfriend, said he had spent the summer adding a nursery to the family's trailer. Friends had stocked it with second-hand baby supplies. He talked about the baby with a fishing buddy, and neighbors said he was very attentive to Ms. Conner, who had said she was eight months pregnant.

    Mr. Wilks said he had no idea why Ms. Conner, who he believed was pregnant, would do such a thing.

    Initial tests indicated the suspect was not pregnant. Health officials will run more tests in the coming days, Mr. Andreassi said.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05287/588566.stm
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    There was a movie on Lifetime where a woman(palyed by Kate Jackson) pretended to be pregnant. She murdered a woman and cut out the baby. I wonder if that is where this woman got the idea from? Thank God this baby is OK and it seems that the mother will recover also.
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    Adam Silvis was riding his all-terrain vehicle through the woods when he happened upon a scene he likely will never forget: one woman lying on the ground, bleeding from the abdomen; the other telling him nothing was wrong.

    "It was so bizarre," the 17-year-old said.

    Silvis said when he saw the two women, Conner "told me everything was fine and she was trying to find a place to hunt around here. I just said OK and left because I knew I had to keep my calm and act like I didn't think anything was wrong so she wouldn't take off."

    He described Conner as "like a hollow shell. She had almost no emotion."

    Silvis rode home about 150 yards away to alert his father, Andrew, who grabbed his gun and got on his own ATV to return to the scene.

    "I didn't know what my son had seen and I wasn't sure if it was a homicide situation of if someone was trying to dump a body," Andrew Silvis said.
    http://www.nbc10.com/news/5103313/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    ~snip~

    "I tried to keep my cool and act nonchalant because I had to go home to call the police," said Silvis, who admitted he was "extremely scared."

    "I acted like I couldn't see what was going on but it was obvious," he said, adding that Conner didn't appear nervous and even made small talk.



    'Could See a Body'



    Silvis said he drove off, telling Conner he had to check his hunting station. Before he left, he made sure to memorize Conner's license plate in case the women weren't there when he returned.

    When he arrived home, he told his father, Andrew Silvis, what he had seen.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1215497

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    Adam is a hero. Thank God he came along when he did.
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    I'm very impressed by Adam's actions too.

    maybe they'll name the baby after him?

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    Adam is just a kid, but he did as well or better than any adult. I am amazed that he was able to keep his cool as well as he did. She must not have been suspicious of him, as she went back to what she was doing. So glad to hear baby is doing well, and it sounds like Mom is recovering. I hope this community will do something to award this amazing young man. And I am sure he has some really proud parents. Great job, Adam!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Great job, Adam!
    DITTO!!!

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    What a local hero. This boy is exemplary for his cool and his obvious understanding of an incredible situation.

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    Oskin delivered the baby by c-section and was released from the hospital on Thurs.
    Conner has pleaded ...........guess what........not guilty!
    Story is near the bottom, under Saturday
    http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-.../s_387052.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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