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A woman who lured a pregnant teen to her apartment, drugged her, cut the child from the womb to try to pass it off as her own and killed the teen was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 20 years. The penalty for Andrea Curry-Demus, 40, of Wilkinsburg was largely determined in March when Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning found her guilty but mentally ill of second-degree murder. At her sentencing, Curry-Demus briefly turned around and faced the family of her victim, Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus eventually befriended Johnson by offering her clothes for her unborn son and a ride home from the jail on July 15, But Curry-Demus got Johnson to her own Wilkinsburg apartment, drugged her, bound her with duct tape and cut the baby from her. Johnson died of a combination of blood loss and suffocation, prosecutors said.
Murdered woman's family visits baby who was cut from her womb
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Three people, including a mother and daughter, have been charged in the death of a young pregnant woman on Chicago's Southwest Side. Police were seen investigating outside a home on Chicago's Southwest Side where a missing pregnant teen's remains were found. The loss of year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez has left her family in shock as her baby continues to fight for his life. About a half a block away from the house where Ochoa-Lopez's remains were found, a memorial of flowers, candles and stuffed animals has been growing. Full Story.
Pa. Woman Guilty of Cutting Baby From Teen's Womb
Monday's verdict against Andrea Curry-Demus, while supported by evidence of her long history of mental illness, was "perhaps more merciful than the defendant deserves," Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning said. In finding Curry-Demus not guilty of first-degree murder, Manning said he wasn't satisfied that her psychotic delusions allowed her to form the intent to kill. Curry-Demus, 40, of Wilkinsburg, will be formally sentenced in March, but the second-degree murder conviction carries an automatic life prison sentence without parole. She will serve part of her sentence in a prison mental hospital until doctors conclude her illness improves enough for her to serve the rest in prison. Prosecutors sought a first-degree murder conviction, which would have carried the same penalty as the second-degree murder count because prosecutors weren't seeking the death penalty.
This article contains graphic descriptions of what prosecutors say happened in the killing of a pregnant woman. CNN A Chicago woman lured a pregnant year-old mother into her home and distracted her with a photo album before strangling her and cutting out her unborn baby, court documents show. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.