A deranged woman in the Bronx fatally stabbed an expectant mom before cutting a baby girl from the dying victim’s womb.
The baby – later named little Genesis – miraculously survived.
Officials described the Friday delivery as a crude operation where the girl was “surgically removed by the perpetrator.”
The newborn was taken to Montefiore Medical Center and listed in stable condition hours after her mother was murdered.
The mom, Angelikque Sutton, 22, was 8½ months pregnant and preparing for the baby’s arrival on Dec. 2.
The suspect, Ashleigh Wade, tried to sell the idea that the baby was hers and she had just given birth right there.
A high-ranking police source said; “But that was clearly not the case.”
Sutton died at Montefiore — the same hospital her newborn was brought to, police said.
Little Genesis was expected to survive — a miracle in itself, cops said. “Usually when something like this happens the baby is dead,” a police source said.
Patrick Bradley, Sutton’s boyfriend, was in a state of shock as he tried to see the baby at Montefiore Friday night, but was told he couldn’t because of the pending investigation.
“I’m the baby’s father. I’ve been with her for eight years,” a frantic Bradley told The News. “I don’t know what’s going on. Were there any survivors?” He was seen weeping in the emergency room.
Detectives brought Wade out of her apartment in handcuffs, neighbor Vivette Williams said. “She looked sad,” Williams, 57, said.
Charges against Wade were pending Friday night, as she was taken to Jacobi Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
Sutton and Wade went to school together, according to a relative of the victim.
“Ashleigh called her to rekindle the friendship and then she did this,” Sutton’s aunt, Zika Donaldson, said.
Wade’s boyfriend — who called 911 after walking into the blood-splattered apartment — was also being questioned Friday evening, police said.
Sutton, who had just graduated from St. John’s with a criminal justice degree, lived with her two sisters as she awaited her baby’s arrival. Her father is a pastor at the nearby Zion Hill Pentecostal Church.