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Michelle Wilkins describes Craigslist attack in which fetus was cut from her womb

Jordan Steffen
The Denver Post
Dynel Lane, accused of cutting a stranger's unborn baby from her womb, appears in a Boulder District courtroom for her trial Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Boulder, Colo. Prosecutors charged Lane with attempted first-degree murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in the March 2015 attack of Michelle Wilkins. (Matthew Jonas/The Daily Times Call via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

BOULDER — In a soft voice, Michelle Wilkins told jurors Wednesday how she was attacked by a woman accused of cutting out her 7-month-old fetus and leaving her in a bloody basement.

Wilkins described a desperate struggle in Dynel Lane’s Longmont home, where she had gone on March 18, 2015, in response to a Craigslist advertisement for free baby clothes.

“I kept saying, ‘Why are you doing this?’” Wilkins said. She then told Lane, “I don’t know why you’re doing this, but I love you.”

She said Lane responded: “If you love me, you’ll let me do this” before stabbing Wilkins in the neck with a piece of broken glass.

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