26-year-old Longmont, Colorado women was beaten and stabbed this week after responding to a Craigslist advertisement for baby clothes. The women was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery. KDVR-TV reported that the women had been 7 months pregnant prior to the attack, the baby did not survive. The attacker, Dynel Lane was arrested and charged with murder to the first degree, first degree assault, and child abuse. Police say that the attacker may be mentally ill. Allegedly the suspect has two children of her own. the victim did not know that attacker.
This article give a reader a large sense of sympathy for the victim, especially given words like “victim” that are used in the report. The writer of this post sounded as though she was really angry with the attacker just based off of her tone in the story. This story confirms the stereotype of women being helpless and defenseless.