Catoosa police: Woman faked pregnancy, then killed to get baby

photo Catherine Goins

By all accounts, Catherine Goins looked pregnant.

But she apparently had faked pregnancy before.

Catoosa County, Ga., Sheriff Gary Sisk said Goins had been "living a ruse" of being pregnant, and when her boyfriend found out that she was not, he left her.

That prompted Goins to lure a woman she had just met to a friend's home, where Goins killed her so she could steal the victim's infant to cover up her own faked pregnancy, Sisk said in a news conference Wednesday.

"Catherine Goins killed Natalia Roberts because she wanted her baby," he said.

This is how events unfolded on Sept. 19, the day of the killing, according to Sisk and a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office news release:

Goins met Roberts for the first time that morning.