Kassandra Toruga, 18, from Maricopa, Arizona was arrested after she attempted to kill her nine-months-pregnant friend and perform an amateur C-section to take the baby. How horrible! According to police, she was found in the victim’s apartment with two large butcher knives, scissors, diapers and baby clothes. Since the incident on Feb. 16, Kassandra’s friend has given birth and is fearful that she will come back and try to steal her baby again.
Firefighters were first called to the scene of the crime after Kassandra set her pregnant friend’s bedroom wardrobe on fire. Once the firemen realized what her real motive was, police were called.
Authorities say Kassandra, who admitted to the crime, has a history of schizophrenia and that she was telling people she was the one who was pregnant. Even creepier, her MySpace profile picture is said to be a photograph of an ultrasound.
A spokesman for the Pinal County Attorney’s Office tells the CBS News that Kassandra, who is facing attempted murder, arson and burglary charges, made her first appearance in court Friday (March 4) and remains in police custody on $500,000 bail.