Police: Longview woman schemed to get baby by killing mother
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:33am
UPDATED: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 8:38pm
Longview, TX — A Longview woman who lost a child to a miscarriage schemed to steal a newborn baby — either by killing a mother with a newborn or by killing a late-term pregnant woman and removing the child from her womb, investigators say.
Tanya Lynette Bradley, 30, is being held in the Gregg County Jail on two warrants for criminal attempt to commit capital murder.
She was arrested Saturday by Longview police outside Good Shepherd Medical Center after two of Bradley’s friends alerted police.
The informants told police they shopped with Bradley for murder weapons and knew of her plans, according to the complaint. They also said Bradley planned to find a mother of a newborn at Good Shepherd and kill her to take the infant.
The women said Bradley planned to wait outside the hospital until a mother came out with her newborn baby. She was going to ask the new mother for a ride into the country, and the informants were going to follow in a separate vehicle. When they got to the country, they were all supposed to kill the mother and take the baby, according to the complaint filed in 124th District Court.
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