It’s a tragic story that has stunned the nation. Michelle Wilkins, a 26-year-old Colorado woman, was 7 months pregnant with a baby girl when she went to Dynel Lane’s house in response to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes.
Now, Longmont police have released the riveting tape of Wilkins’s 911 call.
At multiple points during the call, Wilkins repeats the fact that she’s pregnant. She is clearly concerned for the life of her unborn baby. She tells the operator, “I’m pregnant . . . I’m afraid. . . I’m pregnant.” When the operator asks how far along she is, Wilkins tells her, “7 months.”
According to CNN, “The hospital told police ‘the baby was approximately 7 months old and would have been viable.’” But under Colorado law, Lane will only be charged with child abuse. She cannot be charged with homicide unless the baby lived after it was removed from the mother. This is a clear failure of Colorado Law that must be rectified.
Listen to the 911 call below and read more about Colorado’s legal failure in fetal homicide cases by clicking here.