KENNEWICK, Wash. - Officials at at Deaconess Medical Center say the baby boy cut from his mother's womb after she was killed in Kennewick has improved from critical to serious condition.
The arraignment of a woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her baby was postponed Wednesday until next week.
23-year-old Kennewick woman, Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong faces an aggravated murder charge in the stabbing death Friday of a 27-year-old Pasco woman, Araceli Camacho Gomez.
Benton County Superior Court Judge Robert Swisher approved the postponement to a probable date of July 9th, at the request of defense lawyer Christopher Swaby, saying the case should be handled by a lawyer with death penalty experience.
Prosecutor Andy Miller says he has not decided yet whether to seek the death penalty against the woman who remains in jail without bail.
Court documents say the Gomez was found dead of numerous stab wounds late Friday night. Synhavongof Kennewick was arrested for investigation of first-degree murder.
On June 27 Synhavong called 911 saying her baby had died. Authorities later found the body of Araceli Gomez in a Kennewick park. Her arms were bound with yarn and a coroner said she was stabbed to death.
Synhavong remains in a Tri-City jail accused of aggravated first degree murder and is being held without bail.
Kennewick police said Wednesday the baby's condition had improved slightly, but the boy remains in critical condition at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane.