Officer Testifies In Trial

1 decade 9 months 1 week ago Friday, October 05 2007 Oct 5, 2007 Friday, October 05, 2007 4:39:17 AM CDT October 05, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - The first officer on the scene says a pregnant Missouri woman fought for her life the afternoon she was killed and her baby crudely cut from her womb. Nodaway County Sheriff Ben Espey testified yesterday in the trial of Lisa Montgomery. The 39-year-old Kansas woman is accused of killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett of Skidmore. Espey said the struggle was obvious from swirls in the blood on the floor and graphically described the wounds on Stinnet's body where her stomach had been cut open. The baby survived and is now almost 3 years old. Montgomery's trial in federal court in Kansas City continues today. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if Montgomery is convicted. A defense attorney said he would not deny Montgomery's involvement but would show that she suffered from mental illness.

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