Defendant Accused of Faking Pregnancies


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman accused of killing an expectant northwest Missouri mother and cutting the baby from her womb claimed to be pregnant at least five times after having her tubes tied, the woman's ex-husband testified.

Carl Bowman, former husband of Lisa Montgomery, testified Tuesday that his ex-wife was unable to have children after undergoing a tubal ligation in 1990. Testimony was to continue on Wednesday.

Montgomery is on trial in federal court for the slaying of Bobbie Jo Stinnett. She is accused of crudely cutting the baby from the 23-year-old woman's womb on Dec. 16, 2004, at Stinnett's home in Skidmore.

Montgomery, 39, was arrested the day after the killing in her hometown of Melvern, Kan., where she was showing off the baby as her own.
Montgomery's current husband, Kevin Montgomery, testified Tuesday that he didn't think it was strange when his wife called to say she had given birth and asked him to pick her and the baby up at a fast-food restaurant