Shocking Plea Ripped From The Womb

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:23am

Oregon woman will spend life in prison for murdering pregnant woman and cutting her baby from the womb.

An Oregon woman accused of murdering a pregnant woman and cutting the unborn child from her womb pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of aggravated murder.

Korena Roberts was sentenced to life in prison.

The defendant trembled and cried throughout her plea hearing Wednesday.

"I am pleading guilty because I am guilty," said Roberts.

Under terms of the plea, Roberts cannot be paroled.

"I felt this is the best punishment for her for this situation, because she won't ever get out," said Kevin Snively, the victim's father.

"You took my daughter. My life is never going to be the same," Snively said, looking at Roberts. "You've messed up our family. My mom and dad have one less grandchild." He added: "I hope you never forget that."

"It's a tough one to swallow but you know, you come out to a place for a new beginning, and to have something so tragic happen with such good intentions," said Chris Popp, Snively's fiancé.

A few weeks before the killing, Snively moved to Oregon from Maryland to be with her fiance.

Detectives said they believe Roberts and Snively met through an online classified service where both were looking for baby clothes.

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