Mom faces woman accused of trying to cut baby out

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A woman who survived an attempt to cut her unborn baby from her womb has come face-to-face with her alleged attacker in a Maryland courtroom.

Teka Adams attended a preliminary hearing Tuesday where a judge found probable cause to proceed with attempted murder and other charges against Veronica Deramous (duh-RAY-muhs).

Authorities say Deramous met the 29-year-old expecting mother at a homeless shelter and lured her to her apartment by promising baby clothes.

Police say Deramous bound Adams and used knives and box cutters to try to cut the baby out. Adams escaped and delivered her baby, naming her Miracle Sky.

Adams, who brought her baby to the courtroom, did not testify but made eye contact when Deramous was brought in and looked shaken after seeing her.