Catherine Groins planned her fake pregnancy to perfection, except how she would supply a baby after nine-months was up. She needed to offer up a newborn to her boyfriend who believed she was about to give birth. The time came when she should be just about at full term in her fake pregnancy, so she had to find a baby.
Rather than coming clean with the boyfriend, she cooked up a cold-blooded scheme and killed a new mother for her baby. Authorities say Goins of Tennessee lured 30-year-old Natalia Roberts to a mutual friend’s home in Ringgold, Georgia and shot her once in the head to take her newborn baby, according to Canada Journal on Sept. 26.
Goins eyed the newborn as the answer to her fake pregnancy, but the only way that could happen was to kill 30-year-old Roberts. She told Roberts that she had some baby clothes for her and invited her to the Georgia home of a mutual friend. This is where she shot and killed Roberts, telling police that the dead woman was an intruder, according to a statement released by Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk.
MSN News reports today that Roberts was shot in the back of the head with a .380-caliber handgun as she walked down a flight of stairs. Roberts was found dead at the bottom of the staircase by police.
Groins shot Roberts and then called her friend, who owned the home and who was at work at the time, to tell him that she just shot an intruder. The friend told her to call 911, but she got in her car and left with Roberts two children. She took the newborn baby and a three-year-old girl, but through phone conversations the friend was able to convince her to come back to the house.
The 37-year-old told the same story to police, that she had shot an intruder. Goins was set free without any charges while the investigation was underway. The investigation uncovered what police believe was Goins “living ruse” of her pregnancy and wanting this newborn to present to her boyfriend as their baby. Charges were filed and Goins was picked up.
Goins faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and tampering with a witness today, all related to this shooting. This is a heinous crime has brought hate to the heart of Roberts’ mother for the first time in her life as a devoted Christian. Lee Roberts conveyed her feelings to the media during an interview once finding out that Goins had killed her daughter.
Lee Roberts told the media that her daughter, who was the mother of three daughters, loved her children and was “quite accomplished.” She said “My daughter was a loving, caring mother.” Roberts had two of her children with her the day she was shot, it is not known where her third child was during this horrific crime, but all three girls are safe today.
The girls will be taken care of by family and Sharp reports “they are doing well.” She also said that the girls will receive counseling. When Roberts was shot and killed, her three-year-old daughter was with her in the house where the crime took place.