Sometimes a woman's pregnancy can drive others to do crazy things like fake their own pregnancy or even murder somebody's child. But rarely do we hear about crimes committed by pregnant women. Sure, weight gain and hormone imbalance are stressful, but that can hardly justify pregnant women who murder.
What's interesting, though, is just how many pregnant women out there have broken the law while expecting. A pregnant woman isn't any more or less likely to stab somebody to death than anybody else, but there's still just a stunning amount of pregnant women crimes out there. The offenses of pregnant women can run the gamut from small misdemeanors to truly shocking, terrifying capital crimes - suffice to say, just because you're packing a baby, it doesn't mean you can't also be packing heat.
Sung-Ann Choi-Lee Killed Her Husband, Slit Her Wrists, Then Gave Birth
In 2004, a pregnant Staten Island resident, Sung-Ann Choi-Lee, went through what might be the craziest 24 hours anybody has ever experienced. All in the same night, Sung-Ann stabbed and bludgeoned her husband to death while he slept, slit her own wrists (presumably hoping to die), and then was rushed to the hospital so she could deliver her child via emergency caesarian section.
When the police found her to take her to the hospital, they say she ''had a mist of blood all over her.'' They also found a bloody hammer and kitchen knife in the bedroom where Sung-Ann's husband had been murdered.
Natalie Williams Got Pregnant To Avoid Jail Time For PedophiliaPhoto: Facebook
Natalie Williams wasn't technically pregnant when she committed the worst part of her crimes, but she still ended up that way. In 2013, this British woman used the combined allure of marijuana and sex to seduce a 14-year-old boy into sleeping with her. She took him to a hotel that had been paid for with the kid's family's stolen debit card, plied him with drugs, and had sex with him. Unfortunately for her, the boy's stepmother pretty quickly noticed the £1,000 charge to a four star hotel on the debit card. She couldn't find a Motel 6 somewhere?
The weird thing is that after she was arrested, Natalie deliberately got pregnant via her new boyfriend in the hopes of dodging jail time, but it didn't save her. She still ended up in jail for over two years.
Monalisa Perez Shot Her Boyfriend In A YouTube PrankPhoto: La MonaLisa / Youtube
What's the craziest thing you've ever done to try and reach more people on social media? Would you shoot somebody? Well, that's exactly what pregnant 19-year-old Monalisa Perez tried doing in Minnesota in June of 2017.
Monalisa shared a YouTube account with her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz, and they needed a way to get more followers. Pedro thought it'd be a cool idea to try and block a bullet from killing him using just a hardback encyclopedia as a shield. Apparently, he'd tested whether this would work before and thought it'd make for great entertainment.
So the couple set up a few cameras and got to work. Pedro held a large book and Monalisa fired a single round from an incredibly powerful Desert Eagle .50 caliber handgun. Unsurprisingly, the bullet went straight through the book and into Pedro's chest, killing him.
In March of 2018, Perez was sentenced to 180 days in jail, to be served over a three year period, in 10 day increments. Her sentence includes a life-long ban from owning a gun, as well as 10 years probation.
Marlena Karellas "Surprised" Her Ex-Husband By Stabbing HimPhoto: Facebook
Some surprises are better than others, but generally speaking they tend to be something fun like a new toy or tickets to somewhere exciting. Well, in 2015, a heavily pregnant woman named Marlena Karellas in Sydney, Australia, told her ex-husband their son had a surprise for him. She gave him a tea towel to put over his eyes... and promptly stabbed him in the neck three times and screamed that he would never take their child.
On the flip side of this whole story, the defendant claims that she was attacked by her ex-husband, and only stabbed him three times in the neck out of self-defense and because her glasses had been knocked off. Indeed, paramedics at the scene determined that she had two large lumps on her head. Of course, the prosecutors claimed those injuries were self-inflicted after the murder took place. Regardless, the courts eventually decided she wasn't guilty.