Angelikque Sutton dies from multiple stab wounds, baby Genesis miraculously survives
By Dave Andrusko
This story is so ghastly, it will be relatively short and will avoid the horrific details as much as possible.
22-year-old Ashleigh Wade stands accused of killing her nearly nine-month-pregnant friend and then cutting her baby out of her womb in a crude caesarian-like maneuver.
Angelikque Sutton, also 22, died on Friday but her baby girl, named Genesis, survived, according to the New York Daily News and multiple other news outlets. As of Sunday, Genesis was doing well.
When police arrived at the bloody scene, they found the placenta and umbilical cord on the floor and Wade insisting, “It’s my baby!” Authorities were called to Wade’s home by her boyfriend, Angel Praylow where they found the mortally wounded Sutton.
Angelikque and her baby were taken to Montefiore Hospital, where Sutton was pronounced dead.
“Wade was taken into custody at the scene and was being held for observation at Jacobi Medical Center,” reported Kevin Fasick and Jennifer Bain of the Post. As of the morning, Wade was “being held in the psychiatric ward [at Jacobi Hospital], facing murder charges,” according to WABC TV.
Wade, who is heavy, told neighbors that she was pregnant. As part of an elaborate ruse, Wade commented on ultrasound images of a baby’s face she’d posted on Facebook, calling the girl “my lil dimpled cutie pie.”
According to the Post, the deception was so complete that Wade’s boyfriend of six year, Angel Praylow,
wrote about his “baby girl” on Facebook, posting the 3-D images of the fetus’ face and answering questions from relatives eager to attend the baby shower.
Praylow told one family member on Facebook that they thought Nov. 15 was Wade’s due date. But on Facebook that day, he wrote, “She not ready to come out yet.”
“It’s a shocker to him. It’s a shocker to me and my wife,” said Angel’s dad, Steven Praylow.
Praylow, who is not considered a suspect, only found out the truth when Wade called Friday and asked him to come to her home immediately. Sources told the Post Wade explained she’d done something “very bad.”
Praylow entered the bloody scene where he found a mortally wounded Sutton. He wrapped Genesis in a jacket, carried her outside, and called 911.
Wade initially claimed Sutton had “lunged first during an argument,” the Post reported. “She claimed she cut the wounded woman open to ‘save’ the baby girl.” The story quickly unraveled.