msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 4/19/2011 5:07:11 PM ET 2011-04-19T21:07:11

A police investigator has testified that a woman who is charged with murder and kidnapping used a stun gun to subdue an expectant mother before killing her and cutting the baby from her body.

Det. Chad Winn testified Tuesday in court that Kathy Michelle Coy told 21-year old Jamie Stice they were going shopping for baby supplies.

Winn testified that after attacking Stice with the stun gun, the 33-year-old Coy slit Stice's throat and wrists, then cut the baby out of her abdomen.

The detective said Coy took the baby to a friend's house and claimed she had given birth, WSMV-TV reported. The friend then drove Coy and the baby to the medical center, where doctors determined it was not her child, Winn testified.

Coy later said that she bought the baby for $550 from another woman, according court testimony.

The case is due to be heard by a grand jury. James Reynolds, the baby's father, says the infant is in good condition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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