DA seeks autopsy reports in attack on expectant mother

Prosecutors say they need more time to get autopsy reports and other documents before filing charges against a woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly.

The Boulder County district attorney’s office had planned to file charges against 34-year-old Dynel Lane on Wednesday, but a judge postponed the filing until Friday.

Lane faces charges including attempted first-degree murder in the Wednesday attack on 26-year-old Michelle Wilkins. Investigators say Wilkins, who was more than 7 months pregnant, went to Lane’s home in response to a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Wilkins survived, but the baby did not.

The cause of the baby’s death could impact Lane’s charges. The coroner’s office completed an autopsy Friday but the cause of death remains under investigation.

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