This is an unusual murder trial, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. Lisa Montgomery is accused of killing 8-months pregnant Bobbi Jo Stinnet in 2004, and then “kidnapping” the unborn baby.

Prosecutors said a doctor would testify that Stinnett was probably alive “when the baby was being cut from her womb”.


The little girl survived and was traced to Mrs Montgomery’s home in Melvern, Kansas. She was later reunited with her father and is now almost three years old.

So, at least the child is well. But what kind of sick mind would come up with that kind of idea? And it’s not a random attack either:

Prosecutor Matt Whitworth said searches of Mrs Montgomery’s computer showed she had researched how to perform caesarean sections and he added: “This defendant spent a great deal of time planning this crime.”

The BBC article has more details on the story.