The infant girl cut from Darlene Hayne’s womb in is reportedly in good condition at a New Hampshire hospital on Thursday. Julie A. Corey was arrested at a homeless shelter with the baby, and has a bond set at $2 million. Read more and see photos and video below.
Julie A. Corey, 35, was arrested Wednesday in Plymouth, N.H., where police located her and a man with the newborn at the shelter. Corey was charged as a fugitive from justice and was arraigned Thursday morning in district court in Concord.
Both Julie A. Corey and Alex Dion had lived in the same apartment building as Darlene Haynes, public records show.
Corey was arrested after people became suspicious of her claims that she had just given birth, police stated.
Alex Dion, 27, who was with Julie Corey has been released to a family member.
The body of Darlene Haynes was found Monday in a closet at her Worcester apartment by her landlord. It was during her autopsy they discovered her fetus had been taken.
Michele Hutchins, spokeswoman at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, said the baby is in good condition Thursday morning. She said the baby was brought in at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday and was days old.
“The baby had a ribbon tied around the umbilical cord — not your normal umbilical cord-severing device, and with that it’s pretty certain this is the baby from the murdered woman,” Lt. Terry Kinneen, of the New Hampshire State Police, told WMUR-TV in Concord on Thursday.
Julie A. Corey had told acquaintances that she delivered the baby late Thursday or early Friday at an undisclosed hospital. But by later Friday, Corey was showing the newborn off to acquaintances, police said.
“Some friends became a little concerned about how she got home so early after just giving birth,” Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said.
Corey reportedly said she arrived at a Plymouth homeless shelter Tuesday night. She told workers there that the girl was 6 days old and identified herself as the mother but had no information on the child, according to the Union Leader in New Hampshire.
Corey was arrested Wednesday as she tried to leave the shelter with the infant after workers alerted police and a nurse began photographing the baby with her cell phone, the report said.
Julie A. Corey was ordered held on $2 million bail this morning at her arraignment on a fugitive from justice charge.
Here’s video and photos below of Julie A. Corey and the mother of the baby, Darlene Haynes:
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