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Woman Accused Of Cutting Unborn Baby From Womb Wants Trial Moved

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- The woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from the womb and attacking the expectant mother wants her trial moved.

Dynel Lane is scheduled to go on trial early next year. Her attorneys have asked to move her trial out of Boulder County.

Michelle Wilkins was 34 weeks pregnant and said she had responded to a Craigslist ad for free maternity clothes. But at the Longmont home she says Lane struck her. She said she was hit with a lava lamp and stabbed with the broken end of it.

Michelle Wilkins
Michelle Wilkins (credit: Dr. Phil)

Barely conscious, Wilkins said she wasn't aware her baby girl she had named Aurora had been taken from her womb.

Lane is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of pregnancy. She is being held in lieu of a $2 million bond.

As first reported in the Boulder Daily Camera, Lane's attorney requested 400 people in the jury pool due to the amount of media coverage. But Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett thinks only 200 will be necessary.

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