Suspect in Pregnant Woman Attack Indicted

Deramous faces up to life in prison

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    Veronica Dolores Deramous

    A woman accused of kidnapping a pregnant woman in an attempt to take her then unborn baby has been indicted on six charges, including attempted murder and kidnapping.

    A Prince George's grand jury also indicted Veronica Dolores Deramous, 40, of Suitland, Md., with two degrees of assault, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment.

    Mother Reacts to Woman Who Tried to Steal Her Unborn Child

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    Teka Adams says a woman held her hostage for more than four days and tried to cut out her unborn child from her womb. (Published Thursday, Dec 31, 2009)

    In December, Deramous allegedly lured 29-year-old Teka Adams, who was in her third term, from a Washington homeless shelter to her apartment with a promise of baby clothes and other items for the unborn child, police said.

    Once Adams was in the apartment, Deramous "bound the victim's hands and proceeded to try to cut the victim's abdomen to try to get the baby out," said Officer Michelle Reedy, a spokeswoman for Prince George's County police. "They believe she wanted the victim's baby."

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    [DC] Pregnant Woman Describes Ordeal
    Teka Adams was tied up, tortured and cut during an attempt to steal her baby from her womb. (Published Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009)

    Adams managed to escape and her daughter, Miracle Sky, was delivered by emergency Cesarean section in December.

    If convicted of all charges, Deramous faces up to life in prison.