Stolen Fetus: Custody Fight

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Days before Lisa Montgomery allegedly killed another woman to steal her unborn baby, an effort was under way to revoke custody of two of her own children.

Montgomery has been charged in last week's death of a Missouri woman, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed and the
baby cut from her womb.

Court records show that six days earlier, Montgomery's ex-husband had filed a motion seeking custody of two of the four children they had together. In the motion, the ex-husband reports that the children -- ages 15 and 16 -- had expressed a desire to live with him and had been "having difficulty" with their mother.

A judge has since issued an emergency order granting the ex-husband temporary custody of all four children, citing Montgomery's arrest. A final hearing on the change of custody is scheduled next month.


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