The jury reached a verdict in the trial of the woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from a Longmont woman's womb.
READ Michelle Wilkins' response to the verdict: http://on9news.tv/24nzsKb
The jury found Dynel Lane guilty on all seven counts, including attempt to commit first-degree murder.
Lane will be sentenced on Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m.
Deliberations began on Monday after prosecutors and defense attorneys presented closing arguments in the case against Dynel Lane, who is accused of attempting to murder expectant mother Michelle Wilkins.
Jurors went home at around 5 p.m. Monday after they were unable to make a decision. They resumed deliberations on Tuesday before reaching a verdict.
Prosecutors finished their presentation Friday morning after calling 16 witnesses since Dynel Lane's trial started Wednesday.
The defense rested without calling any witnesses.
The prosecution focused mostly on Dynel Lane’s intent to kill Michelle Wilkins and take her unborn baby because, without intent, the jury can only bring back a verdict of guilty of attempted manslaughter and not attempted first-degree murder.
Prosecutors told the courtroom Lane "didn't care what happened to Michelle Wilkins" and that she only cared about proving to her family she had a baby.
Prosecutors explained to the jury that Lane had been trying to prove to her family for months that she was pregnant. They recalled evidence of Lane hosting a baby shower despite not actually being pregnant and reminded the court that Lane had found a photo of an ultrasound on the Internet, printed it out and passed it off as her own.
Attorneys walked through the graphic crime scene, repeating how Lane attacked Wilkins and recalled a doctor's testimony as to how precise Lane was in attempting to remove the unborn child.
According to prosecutors, texts between Lane and her boyfriend show she was too calm for her not to have intended to attack. 911 tapes were also replayed to explain that Lane changes her story to law enforcement.
“My baby just died,” Lane says in the interview with police. “I’m just as confused as you guys are.”
Lane was asked by police if her DNA would match the unborn baby's. She replied, "Yes, sir."
She told police in the interview, "I killed her, I killed this woman," and then said she believes she was attacked.
In an impassioned plea to jurors, Lane’s defense attorney said that Lane never intended to kill Wilkins. That she “never planned, prepared or processed how to take her baby, or attack her, or claim it as her own.”
The defense explained to the jury that despite being in contact with Wilkins the day before, a day where Lane had much more time to carry out an attack, she waited for the following day, when there was little time before her boyfriend planned on returning home and that she didn’t attack her in a kitchen where a mess would be more easily cleaned up.
The defense asked the jury to bring back a verdict of guilty of attempted manslaughter, not first degree murder, because she never intended to kill.
"If her intent was that I am going to kill this woman, to cut her baby out, why wouldn’t she have one weapon on her? Why wouldn’t she be prepared in any way? Why would she do this in her daughter’s bedroom using accessible things during the attack? Why? Because it was a hasty, impulsive and reckless act. There never was any intention,” the defense attorney said.
Lane was found guilty of seven counts, including attempted first-degree murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy in the March 2015 attack on Michelle Wilkins in Longmont.
Lane beat and stabbed Wilkins and used two kitchen knives to remove her unborn baby girl in Lane's Longmont home.
Wilkins recovered and testified on Feb. 17. Her baby, whom she was planning to name Aurora, didn't survive.