posted on Oct, 14 2005 @ 01:22 AM
A Pennsylvania woman beat her pregnant neighbor in the head with a baseball bat and drove her to a secluded area, taking time to drop off the
neigbor's seven-year-old child with a family member, and proceeded to cut open the woman with a razor knife to remove her unborn child. A teenager
passing by on an all-terrain vehicle interrupted the act. The child was later delivered by Cesarian section at a hospital. The mother is in critical
condition and the child is in good condition.
A woman clubbed her pregnant neighbor over the head with a baseball bat, drove her to the woods and cut her belly with a knife in an attempt to steal
her baby, police say.
Police said Wednesday's attack on Valerie Oskin was stopped before her baby was taken after a teenager on an all-terrain vehicle came across the
Oskin, 30, later underwent an emergency Caesarean section at a hospital. State police Thursday said she was in critical condition and her baby in
stable condition. She was believed to have been eight months pregnant, authorities said.
Peggy Jo Conner, 38, of Ford City, was arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault and was jailed without bail.
"It would appear from the defendant's statement that her goal was to get the victim's unborn child and take it as her own," District Attorney Scott
Andreassi said in a statement.
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Some while back, there was a spate of these kinds of crimes in South America and other places. Now, we have one here in the USA. I'm afraid I can't
even imagine what would drive anyone to commit such a heinous act. I long ago ceased to believe that there is anything such as a maternal instinct in
humans. What then would drive a woman to attempt a brutal murder in order to steal a child? Insanity, I would conclude, but that provides little