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Police: Md. Woman Tried to Cut Out Unborn Baby

Tuesday, 08 Dec 2009 02:06 PM

SUITLAND, Md. -- Police say a pregnant homeless woman was held at an apartment in a suburb of Washington, D.C., for five days, then her captor tried to cut the unborn baby from her body.

Prince George's County Police say 40-year-old Veronica Deramous befriended the 29-year-old homeless woman at a shelter and had her come to her Suitland apartment with the promise of receiving baby clothes. Once there, police say, Deramous attacked and bound her.

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Days later, the woman escaped after Deramous tried to cut the unborn baby from her body, police said.

Deramous has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, false imprisonment and related counts.

Police say the woman is expected to recover. Her daughter was delivered by emergency Cesarean section and named Miracle.

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