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Teen kills pregnant woman to steal her baby after having an abortion

By Mason White 11:20 AM December 24, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A teenager was arrested after she killed a woman to steal her unborn baby.

The jealous teenager of Tamaulipas, Mexico, allegedly killed the pregnant woman and cut the fetus from her womb because she regretted having an abortion.

20-year-old Nathaly Cartas Leon, befriended the teen on Facebook. After chatting online, the eight-month pregnant woman went to meet the teen at her home.

Guadalupe Salinas Hernandez, 17, attacked the victim by hitting her in the head with a blunt object, and stabbed her several times.

Leon died instantly and her baby was then apparently taken from her womb. Sadly, the baby also died during the incident.

Although Nathaly had been reported missing, it was only when Hernandez went to a hospital claiming that the baby was stillborn that her alleged involvement in the crime came to light.

Doctors quickly realized that she was not the mother of the child. They also revealed that the baby did not die of natural causes, but had suffocated in the womb after the death of the mother.

Hernandez was interviewed by police. She confessed that the baby belonged to a woman who died several days earlier.

The officers later discovered the mutilated body of Leon, at the home of Hernandez.