NEW YORK — A New York woman convicted of murder and kidnapping in the death of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut out of her womb has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Ashleigh Wade was sentenced on Wednesday. The Bronx woman was accused of killing a childhood friend, Angelikque Sutton, in November 2015 when Sutton stopped by Wade’s home on her way to her civil wedding ceremony. Sutton was eight months pregnant.

Authorities say Wade slashed Sutton in the throat, took out her uterus and cut out the baby. The girl survived.

Wade’s attorney had told jurors that Wade had undiagnosed mental illness.

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