Instead of rekindling a friendship, one Bronx woman is facing charges for allegedly brutally stabbing her childhood friend and then removing the woman’s unborn child from her womb.
Ashleigh Wade, 22, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of second-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
On Nov. 20, 2015, 22-year-old Angelique Sutton — who recently reconnected with Wade through Facebook — went to Wade’s apartment at 4450 Monticello Ave., according to Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.
Wade allegedly then met her with a knife, stabbing Sutton, who was reportedly eight and a half months pregnant, multiple times and slashing her abdomen in order to remove the nearly full-term baby from the womb.
Sutton died from her injuries, but the baby girl survived, according to authorities.
Cops said Wade tried to convince them that the baby was hers, according to the New York Daily News. Earlier in the year, she had been pregnant with her own child, however, she lost the baby after a little over four months.
Sutton’s family said the baby, named Jenasis, is doing well, the Daily News reported.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas ordered Wade to remain in custody and adjourned the case until April 5. If convicted of all the charges, Wade could face 50 years to life in prison.