Crime

Michelle Wilkins on Dr. Phil: I Made 911 Call Still Thinking I Was Pregnant


One of the most shocking news stories in Colorado during 2015 involved the attack on Michelle Wilkins, whose unborn baby was cut from her womb, allegedly by Longmont's Dynel Lane, this past March.

A number of details about the horrific incident surfaced in the months that followed, including Wilkins's revelation that she told Lane, "I love you" in the midst of the assault.

Today, however, viewers across the country will get the opportunity to hear Wilkins describe what happened in detail during the season premiere of the Dr. Phil Show  — and the clips that have surfaced thus far are startling. See them below.

In one of the segments, Wilkins notes that she didn't immediately process what was happening when Lane first struck her — and the explanation offered by Lane, who'd attracted Wilkins to her home with a Craigslist ad about baby clothes, was incredibly banal.


"When she attacked me, she hit my back.... It was very aggressive and hard," she tells McGraw. "And I asked her, I said, 'Was there a spider on me?' And she said, 'Yeah, I think I got it.'"

In another clip, McGraw asks, "Were you awake when she removed the baby from your stomach?"

"I hope not," she replies.


"Were you aware the baby had been taken?" he follows up.

"I think I had lost so much blood at that point and I was so dazed that I didn't even realize that she was gone. I made that 911 call still thinking I was a pregnant woman," she says about the child she named Aurora. "And so, with one hand toward my stomach, I stumbled towards the door in an attempt to lock it and then turned around. And by some miracle, both of the phones were there next to the bed — and I stumbled to it and threw myself on the bed and made that phone call."

Wilkins also talks about her internal debate about going on.

"There was definitely a moment there where, after falling forward and holding my stomach, feeling the blood leave my body, I knew...I made the conscious decision to live.... I knew I could lay there and lose consciousness within minutes, and that I could will myself up and survive. And I did the latter."

The Dr. Phil Show has recently spotlighted another high-profile Colorado crime story — the disappearance of thirteen-year-old Dylan Redwine. The episode featuring Wilkins airs locally on CBS4 at 3 p.m. today, September 14.

Continue to see three clips from the show.



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