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Thursday, June 24, 2010

 

Woman fakes pregnancy stabs couple to kidnap baby

Indiana woman Stephanie Foster attempts to kidnap baby, stabs husband and wife

Aliyah Shahid
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

 

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 1:55 PM

 

Stephanie Foster, 34, of Terre Haute, Ind. stabbed a husband and wife in attempt to kidnap their son.
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Stephanie Foster, 34, of Terre Haute, Ind. stabbed a husband and wife in attempt to kidnap their son.

 

This is not what most people think of when they ask, “Where do babies come from?” 

An Indiana woman acted like she was pregnant for nine months, then stabbed a couple in an attempt to steal their newborn son and pass him off as her own, police said today. 

Stephanie Foster, 34, was arrested yesterday 10 miles from her hometown of Terre Haute after police received a phone call from Ashley Speers reporting she was being attacked. 

Foster, who had a history of miscarriages, pretended she was pregnant because she didn’t want her husband to know. As her faux due date approached, Foster decided to attack Spears after finding her birth announcement in a newspaper. 

Marvel said Foster showed up at the Speers’ home yesterday “with no intent to hurt the couple at all.” She asked to use their phone, dialed a random number and then hung up. She then went to her car, grabbed a toy pistol and came back to the house. 

Foster brandished a knife and began to stab Ashley, while her husband was asleep in the next room, police said. Her husband, Michael, heard the vicious attack, woke up and was stabbed himself before cops arrived. 

Ashley Speers was in stable condition and had stab wounds on her arms and back. Her husband was treated for cuts to his arms and legs and was eventually released. 

Foster was to appear in court this afternoon. She could face a slew of charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery and attempted criminal confinement. 

The Speers’ son was unharmed and slept in his crib throughout the attack.



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