Courts & Crime

Washington state woman likely unconscious when baby cut out

A forensic pathologist testified Wednesday that a pregnant Pasco woman suffered 47 knife wounds all over her upper body and torso and likely was unconscious from massive blood loss when her attacker allegedly cut her baby boy from her womb. The murder trial of Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong entered its third day Wednesday before a jury and Benton County Superior Court Judge Robert Swisher with Dr. Craig Seelove's detailed description of the fatal knife assault on Araceli Camacho Gomez, 27.

The mutilated mother's body was found dumped along Columbia Park Trail in Columbia Park on June 28, 2008.

The jury also heard two hours of audio recordings of the defendant calmly telling Kennewick detectives hours after the murder the details of the fatal assault that occurred in the back seat of Sisouvanh Synhavong's car on westbound Highway 240 near the entrance to Columbia Park.

Sisouvanh Synhavong told detectives the assault happened without any explanation.

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