39-year-old Julie Corey has been found guilty of murder after killing her eight-month-pregnant friend, Darlene Hayes, 23 and cutting off the baby from her womb.
After cutting the baby from her from her friends womb, she told friends and family that the infant girl was her child.
Julie who had a miscarriage 3 months earlier beat and strangled her friend to death with an electric wire.
Haynes had been found slumped in a wardrobe in her apartment on July 27 2009 having been strangled with an electrical cord. Her abdomen had been cut open and her child stolen.
The baby was later found in the possession of Corey in a homeless shelter in Plymouth, New Hampshire where she was staying with her boyfriend, Alex Dion.
Julie Corey, her boyfriend and the stolen baby
Her boyfriend told the court that he was given the impression that his girlfriend was pregnant, believing that the new baby girl was his own daughter when she was brought home.
Julie however denied having a hand in the murder of Haynes, but after two days and 10 hours of deliberation, the jurors at Worcester superior court in Massachusetts, convicted her of first-degree murder.
The baby girl who is now four-year-old child is being looked after by her biological father.