Thwarted baby-snatching suspect to appear in court

June 28, 2010

A Terre Haute woman accused of stabbing a married couple in an attempt to kidnap their newborn son makes her initial court appearance today. Police said Stephanie Foster, 34, faked a pregnancy, planning to kidnap a baby and pretend it was hers. She allegedly targeted Ashley Speer, who had recently given birth. Police say she attacked Speer and her husband, Michael, in their home. Both are expected to recover. Foster faces charges of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery and attempted criminal confinement.