A pregnant Oregon woman, who was found in a crawlspace in the home of another woman, was killed for her baby. Police say, Heather Snively's baby was cut from her womb, after she was lured to the home of Korena Roberts. Roberts, who had fooled her neighbors and her boyfriend into thinking she was pregnant, tried to pass the dead baby off as her own. The victim's mother said she thought the two women met on Craigslist, where they agreed to exchange baby clothes, according to CBS News. Korena Roberts was arrested and convicted of murder in the death of Heather Megan Snively. Roberts was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Heather Snively-Korena Elaine Roberts timeline
Heather Snively, 21, and Korena Roberts, 28, most likely meet through an ad on Craigslist, where they make an agreement to exchange baby clothes. The women correspond for almost a week. Snively is 9 months pregnant. Roberts, who had a miscarriage years earlier, is desperate for a baby.
Neighbor's observe a pregnant woman at the home of Korena Roberts.
A violent altercation ensues between Heather Snively and Korena Roberts. According to the autopsy report, Snively was beaten and bitten, before being attacked with a sharp object. The incision to her womb causes her death. The body is placed in a crawlspace in Korena Roberts' home.
Roberts calls her boyfriend to tell him to rush home. The boyfriend arrives and finds Korena Roberts and a baby. Korena Roberts and the baby are transported to the hospital, where doctors discover that Korena Roberts had not given birth recently.
Police return the Roberts' home, where they find the dead body of Heather Snively stuffed in a crawlspace in the kitchen. The woman's eight-month old fetus had been cut from the mother's womb, but did not survive.
Korena Roberts attends her arraignment. She openly sobs in court.
Korena Roberts' remains in jail without bail.
October: Korena Roberts pleads guilty to aggravated murder. She is given a life sentence without the chance for parole. There is no trial and no death penalty.