December 18, 2004


Woman says she killed mother-to-be, stole baby (MARGARET STAFFORD, December 18, 2004, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A baby girl that had been cut out of her mother's womb was found after a frantic search, and authorities arrested the woman they say strangled the mother and stole the child.

The child was found Friday in seemingly good health in an eastern Kansas home. A red Toyota similar to a description offered earlier by police was in the driveway.

Lisa M. Montgomery, 36, of Melvern, Kan., was arrested later Friday and charged with kidnapping resulting in death.

Today's Democratic Party is, of course, premised on the "right" to do the opposite.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2004 12:13 PM

Earlier, Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, had been talking with her mother on the phone, and hung up saying a woman she had chatted with online had just arrived at her door, authorities said.


Posted by: David Cohen at December 18, 2004 12:19 PM

First, I wish to express a concern that this will become a media-frenzy case, like the Scott Peterson, OJ Simpson, Gary Condit(THE literal"September 10th" mentality), as well as the drown-your-kids-and-say-that-a-black-man-did-it.

Last Friday night the sheriff, FBI, and other folks were praising the significant contribution of the "Amber Alert" system(is this related to the Amber Frey(sp?) incident?) But these folks said that initially the Amber Alert system would not accept that there was justification for an Amber Alert. Could it be that since the stolen fetus was not conventionally "born"(and probably not alive) that it was not a child?

I'm waiting to hear whether it was the National Organization of Women, or a law enforcement agency, which convinced the people at Amber Alert to implement an action.

Posted by: LarryH at December 19, 2004 6:45 AM

That child will have major problems dealing with the facts of her birth. I hope that her father keeps her out of the press limelight. The worst curse of such a horrible entry into the world will be the total lack of privacy that she will have throughout her life, with the press' incessannt need to profit off of her pain.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at December 19, 2004 12:45 PM