Fetal abduction attacks expectant mothers
Ashleigh Wade liked to refer to herself on Facebook as her boyfriend’s “pregnant girlfriend”. The couple posted sonogram images, boasting of their forthcoming baby girl, and had set up a registry for friends to buy them baby gifts.
Wade, 22, had recently reconnected with a childhood friend in New York, Angelikque Sutton. Sutton was pregnant, too, and expecting a girl imminently, around the same time as Wade was understood to be due.
But last month, Sutton, also 22, who was about to marry her long-term boyfriend and the father of their unborn child, died a bloody death in her Bronx apartment, stabbed and cut open, with the baby ripped from her abdomen. Police found the placenta and a knife on the floor inside the apartment and Wade outside, screaming that the baby was hers.