Cops: Mom Cut Baby Out of Pregnant Woman

Kathy Coy accused of murdering woman she met via Facebook

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 20, 2011 3:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Kentucky woman was charged with kidnapping and murder after turning up at a hospital with a newborn boy she claimed was hers. Suspicious staff called police, who determined that Kathy Michelle Coy had murdered a pregnant woman and cut the baby from her womb, AP reports. A detective testified yesterday that Coy, 33, told 21-year-old Jamie Stice they were going shopping for baby supplies but instead took her to a wooded area where she used a stun gun to subdue the pregnant woman before the murder.

Coy took the victim's uterus, ovaries, and placenta with umbilical cord still attached to the hospital along with the baby. She had befriended Stice on Facebook several weeks earlier, claiming to be a relative of one of her friends, Stice's mother tells the Bowling Green Daily News. Coy has two teenage children, both of whom she asked for help in carrying out a murder earlier this month, the detective testified. She passed the request off as a joke when her children refused. The baby, named Isaiah, is still in a local hospital. "He's healthy, and that's a miracle, especially under the circumstances," said his father.

Kathy Coy of Morgantown, Ky., listens to charges against her during a preliminary hearing in Warren District Court yesterday.   (AP Photo/The Daily News, Miranda Pederson)
In this April 14, 2011 photo, family members of Jamie Stice react to details of her murder during a news conference at Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, Ky.   (AP Photo/Daily News, Joe Imel)
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