Baby Cut From Mother Released From Hospital

Pa. mom allegedly murdered by woman obsessed with infants
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 8:00 AM CDT
Ardana Irvin, leaning on railing, and others stand outside the apartment of Andrea Curry-Demus in Wilkinsburg, Penn. after a woman's body was found inside the apartment Friday, July 18, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A baby who was cut from his mother's womb in a brutal murder has left a Pennsylvania hospital, reports the AP. Police say 18-year-old Kia Johnson was bound with duct tape and viciously attacked last week by 38-year-old Andrea Curry-Demus, who had a history of mental illness and obsession with infants after she herself suffered a miscarriage.

More than a decade ago, Curry-Demus stabbed another woman in an apparent plot to steal her newborn, and the next day kidnapped another baby from a hospital. She was released from prison in 1998. The body of Johnson was found Friday in Curry-Demus' apartment. Authorities say the two women met at the Allegheny County Jail while visiting different inmates.