HORRIFIC images in the trial of a woman accused of murdering her heavily pregnant friend and then hacking out her baby were so graphic that a female juror passed out yesterday.
Angelikque Sutton, 22, was nine months pregnant and heading to a courthouse to get married when she was allegedly butchered by Ashleigh Wade in New York, USA.
Wade allegedly lured Ms Sutton to her apartment in November 2015 and cut out her voice box before taking the baby from the womb.
A Bronx Supreme Court trial of Wade was dramatically halted during the testimony of medical examiner Declan Mcguone as he was questioned on autopsy photos of the mutilated body.
As the gruesome pictures were shown on a big-screen TV, Justice Margaret Clancy noticed one of the jurors, a middle aged woman, was out cold and slumped in her seat.
The courtroom was cleared and the jury member was taken to hospital, reported the New York Daily News.
“It appears the juror fainted,” the judge announced after the roughly 45-minute recess.
“That must have shook you guys up, like it did everyone, when the juror was unresponsive.” Continue at[TheSun]