Baby Stolen from Motherís Womb
National Amber-Alert Issued Eight Hours Later
An eight-month pregnant woman was slain in her home,
and her fetus was then cut from her womb, authorities said. Believing
the infant survived, they issued an Amber Alert early Friday.
SKIDMORE, MO. December 17, 2004
Reporters, media, and
news anchors were stumbling over the breaking news story in reference
to "fetus" vs. "baby" cut from a pregnant
motherís womb. A modern Jack-the-ripper filleted an eight-month
pregnant, 23-year-old Bobbi Jo Stinnettís womb and stole the
"fetus" leaving the near death mother strangled and
Bobbi Jo Stinnettís mother found the grisly crime scene and her
body Thursday afternoon.
Nodaway County Sheriff
Ben Epsey said, "Someone was wanting a baby awfully bad." He
also said, "We know she was alive in the afternoon, within an
hour of being found."
Epsey said investigators
were looking for a car that had been reported seen in the driveway at
the Stinnett home, a red two-door Honda hatchback from the late 1980s
or early 1990s.
Authorities late Friday
said a Kansas woman, who had suffered a miscarriage, confessed to
strangling a pregnant Missouri woman in her home and then cutting the
baby from her womb. Lisa Montgomery, 36, of Melvern, Kansas was
arrested and charged in the kidnapping of the child "resulting in
the death of the infantís mother," according to an FBI
affidavit filed late Friday. A second person was earlier being
questioned but does not yet face any charges. Sheriff Epsey believes
Stinnett resisted the attack, and strands of hair were found in the
The baby girl was found
in good health on Friday after authorities got an anonymous tip
brought about by the Amber Alert. Epsey said the lead was the same he
mentioned to reporters earlier Friday. At the time, he said it
concerned a woman who had come home with a day-old baby but had not
gone to a hospital. Epsey said he had gone to a local member of
Congress after he was told that the case did not meet the criteria for
an Amber Alert because authorities did not know the childís hair or
eye color or any other details. He said the alert was delayed until
about midnight Thursday.
"Iím a little
disappointed that it happened like it did," he said. "All of
us standing here feel like this baby, even though it was taken a month
premature, we had a live baby. I feel like that should justify an
Amber Alert.". Authorities concluded it was a baby and evidently
deserving justice and protection.
Stinnett, married for
little more than a year and expecting her first child, worked at an
engine factory in nearby Maryville. Her husband was at work at the
time she was killed authorities said. A neighbor, Bill Dragoo, said
Stinnett and her husband raised dogs and "didnít bother
anybody. It blows my mind that this happened. She was such a shy
person. They didnít deserve this."
Several pregnant women
have been killed in recent years by attackers who then removed their
"fetuses" in some cases to pass the children off as their
own. In the most recent case, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death in
Oklahoma in December 2003, allegedly by another woman who pretended
the 6-month old "fetus" was her child. The "fetus"
died and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
We know that human life
is going to be taken by an enemy who has come to rob, kill, and
destroy. When we sow bloodshed in the womb, we will reap it in the
streets. The Scott Petersons, Mark Hackings, Andrea Yates, and in this
case the Bobbi Jo Stinnett killer are just the tip of the iceberg. We
allow innocent blood to be shed to a god called "choice" by
modern day Jack-the rippers, also known as abortionists. Why are we
shocked with the rising numbers of fetal larceny and maternal
homicides that make the headlines? A culture of death and a spirit of
murder feed the frenzy of barren women murdering for babies and
mothers that murder their own babies by paying a modern day
Jack-the-ripper to do it for them, or by their own hands.
Approximately 55 babies were murdered in Granite City, Illinois today,
seven days before Christmas. This massacre didnít make the
headlines. Romans 2:1-5 ."You who pass
judgement on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will
escape Godís judgment?..."
There can be no question
that if we continue to sow bloodshed in the womb, we shall reap an
ever increasing harvest of bloodshed in the streets.
"Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue
you."(Ezekiel 35:6) The remedial judgments of Almighty
God are already upon us. Blood is coursing down the corridors of our
homes, schools, workplaces, and streets and there is not a police
force big enough, a piece of legislation wise enough, or a law strong
enough to stop the flow.
We have tolerated
thirty-two years of unabated child-killing. It was perpetuated by a
lie from the devil himself through the Supreme Court of the United
States of America, and has eliminated one third of the generation 32
years old and younger. This has been our greatest national travesty!
Domestic terrorism has been sown in the womb and we are reaping the
horrible consequences of domestic and foreign terrorism in our
It is time for us to
confess and ask God to forgive us for our apathy and complacency
towards the "least of these" who are made in Godís image.
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked
ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will
heal their land."
"Be strong and courageous" Joshua 1:6