LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A relative says woman accused of stabbing a pregnant stranger in belly and taking out her unborn baby lost her own child more than a decade ago when he accidentally drowned.
Aaron Cruz, the boy's paternal grandfather, says Dynel Lane's son was 19 months old when he drowned in a shallow pond at her parents' home in Pueblo. Investigators ruled the 2002 death an accident.
Cruz says Lane and her now-ex-husband were devastated by the child's death. But he says Lane seemed to be a good mother and he saw no indication she would be violent.
Lane is accused of luring the expectant mother with a Craigslist ad about baby clothes. The woman, who was seven months pregnant, is expected to survive, but her unborn baby died.
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