19-year-old Lauren Gash and 17-year-old Alisa Betts lured their pregnant victim, 18-year-old Amanda Howard to a Blue Springs hotel through an online ad for used baby clothes.
The pair were hoping to steal Howard's unborn child.
After subduing her with pepper spray, Gash and Betts bound Howard with duct tape and attempted to induce labor by sitting on her stomach.
Howard screamed for help before the pair taped her mouth, but wasn't heard.
"They never gave any indication they had somebody held up in their room," said hotel manager David Boan.
The plan unraveled when Betts got cold feet and dialed 911.
She later told police that they had planned to cut the baby from Howard's womb if they weren't able to induce labor.
Friends and neighbors of Gash said she began acting strangely after her mother died last month.
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