Brazilian, Odete Barreto, 22, was 37 weeks pregnant when she met Daiana dos Santos, 21, in a clinic where dos Santos promised to give Barreto some baby clothes.
Just a few weeks before, on September, 27, dos Santos was told by doctors that she was not pregnant as she’d hoped.
At the time, the doctors stated that she was suffering from a condition called myoma.
(*myoma: Uterine fibriods that are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the womb)
Scared that her husband would leave her, she devised a plan to obtain a baby.
By any means necessary.
Dos Santos went back to the same health clinic where she had been given the bad news, and convinced Barreto to come back with her to her house.
The woman then used a razor blade to cut open Ms Barreto’s belly before removing the baby.
Leaving the mother for dead, Santos took the baby into the street, claiming the child was hers.
Shocked neighbors ran inside and found Mrs Barreto in a pool of blood.
She and the baby were rushed to hospital and both stayed 15 days in intensive care in Manaus, northern Brazil.
Santos is in isolation in Manaus’ Anisio Jobin women’s prison charged with attempted murder.
Thank the heavens the mother lived through this.
The woman who did it….