Woman sentenced for killing pregnant woman, cutting out baby
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman convicted of murder and kidnapping in the death of a pregnant friend whose baby was cut out of her womb has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Ashleigh Wade was sentenced on Wednesday. The Bronx woman was accused of killing her childhood friend Angelikque Sutton in November 2015 when Sutton stopped by Wade’s home on her way to her civil wedding ceremony. Sutton was eight months pregnant.
Authorities say Wade slashed Sutton in the throat, took out her uterus and cut out the baby. The baby girl survived.
Wade’s attorney had told jurors Wade had undiagnosed mental illness.