Murder in Washington leaves baby boy fighting for his life
This is just a terrible story.
A baby boy is fighting for his life in a Washington state hospital after woman stabbed his mother to death and then cut him from her womb and tried to pass him off as her own newborn son.
I cannot even imagine how someone could even do this to another human being.
Please note that the following story is graphic.
Aracelo Camacho Gomez, 27, was 8-1/2 months pregnant when the attack happened on Friday night. She was found her with hands and feet tied together, having suffered "massive trauma" to her stomach area.
A 23-year-old woman of Laotian origin, Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong, has been charged with her murder and is also accused of trying to pass the newborn baby off as her own.
The drama began when Kennewick Fire Department received a call from a woman claiming she had just given birth near a car park and thought the baby had died. Firefighters found a car with a baby in the back seat and a woman in the driver's seat naked from the waist down and holding an umbilical cord.
The woman allegedly repeated over and over: "Is my baby OK?"
"A fire captain pulled the baby from the driver's side of the rear door," Kennewick police chief Ken Hohenberg said.
The woman and baby were taken to hospital but medical tests showed the woman had not recently given birth. Soon afterwards police found Ms Gomez's body, with hands and feet bound, in Columbia Park, from where Ms Sisovanh had made her first emergency call.
Police searched Ms Sisouvanh's handbag and allegedly found gloves soaked in blood, bloody paper towels, latex gloves, a boxcutter, string, a baby bottle and baby socks, according to court documents.