Woman Introduces Daughter to Medics Who Saved Them

Suspect accused of trying to cut out woman's unborn baby

By Pat Collins
|  Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 PM EDT
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Attacked Mother Reunites With Rescuers

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Teka Adams with daughter Miracle Sky

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Attacked Mother Reunites With Rescuers

Seven weeks after she was brutally attacked in an attempt to steal her unborn child, Teka Adams meets with the Prince George's County medics who rescued her.
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A woman hospitalized after someone tried to cut her unborn baby from her body reunited with the medics who saved her life and that of her daughter.

When Prince George's County Fire and EMS Company responded to a 911 call at a Suitland, Md., apartment complex, they found Teka Adams in the street.

"It's something that I'd never seen before," one of the medics said.

Adams said a woman at the complex had tried to steal her unborn child.

"This was two human lives that were in need of desperate help," another medic said.

Adams' ordeal started in early December when she was down on her luck and staying at a D.C. homeless shelter. She said Veronica Deramous lured her away with the promise of baby supplies and clothes. She ended up at the woman's Suitland, Md., apartment where she was held hostage for more than four days.

Deramous is accused of tying Adams up, gagging her, beating her and using several knives to try to cut the baby out.

"The pain was so excruciating that it got to a point where I just couldn't even feel it anymore," Adams said.

Adams eventually escaped from the apartment, and someone saw her and called 911.

Miracle Sky was delivered by Cesarean section and is doing well. The medics who saved Adams and her daughter brought them a special gift Wednesday -- a St. Florian medal. St. Florian's the patron saint of firefighters.

Deramous was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, false imprisonment and other counts.

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