Michelle Wilkins speaks to Dr. Phil months after she woke up in the hospital to learn her unborn fetus had been cut from her womb and did not survive

By Caitlin Keating
Updated September 10, 2015 05:10 PM
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A Colorado woman is speaking out six months after her baby was cut from her womb during a horrific assault.

Michelle Wilkins, 26, told The Dr. Phil Show that while seven months pregnant, she was hit over the head with a lava lamp before being stabbed. The suspect in the case is Dynel Catrece Lane, who allegedly lured Wilkins to her home with a Craiglist ad that claimed she was selling maternity clothes.

Wilkins also told Dr. Phil about the final moments that she and her partner Dan were able to spend with her baby daughter Aurora before she died. The interview will air Monday on CBS.

“I was very confused when it all started. I thought when she first hit me, was there a spider on me? She grabbed me and pushed me deeper in the house it had this nightmarish quality she broke something over my head and liquid was pouring on me,” she said.

Wilkins recounted her harrowing conversation with Lane: “My core belief is that love motivates. I told her I loved her, and in turn she stabbed me. She said, ‘If you love me, you will let me do this.’ ”

Wilkins also mentioned the brief but special moment she and her partner were able to spend with their daughter before she died.

“Dan and I thought she was the most beautiful thing we had ever seen,” she said. “And I was just so grateful to have her even for her short and small life. I think she was perfect.”

Lane is facing charges of first-degree attempted murder, assault and child abuse.

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