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Colorado woman who lost unborn baby to stabbing leaves hospital

LONGMONT, Colo. - The Colorado woman who lost her unborn baby in a stabbing attack has been released from the hospital, reports CBS Denver.

Michelle Wilkins, 26, left the hospital on Tuesday, according to a post from her family on their GoFundMe page.

Police say Wilkins, of Longmont, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes placed by Dynel Lane, 34. Lane allegedly attacked Wilkins, stabbing her in the stomach and removing the fetus. She was arrested at the hospital with a deceased baby. Police say Lane claimed she had a miscarriage.

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Dynel Lane, above, is accused of stabbing Michelle Wilkins and taking her unborn baby CBS Denver

Lane is reportedly due back in court Friday when charges should be filed.

Wilkins, who had recently moved to Colorado and was teaching pottery classes, was about eight months pregnant.

In their post Wilkins' family expressed thanks for the public's support.

"Michelle is out of the hospital and in a safe place. As you might imagine, we're navigating troubled waters one would never want to see in a lifetime. The issues to be dealt with now are coming like tsunamis, but she has family and friends by her side every step of the way (not to mention her beloved dog Jade, who is now permanently glued to her side)," the post states.

Wilkins' GoFundMe page lists that donations have reached more than $43,000.

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