An Illinois woman who murdered her pregnant friend, cut the fetus from her friend’s womb and then killed her friends other three young children was finally sentenced to life in prison without parole on Monday.
The horrifying story of a young woman, 24-year-old Tiffany Hall, who was considered “lifelong friends” with 23-year-old Jimella Tunstall but who turned on her dear 7-month pregnant friend, hitting her in the head and cutting the unborn child out of her womb back in 2006, was finally sentenced.
Hall received life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to the murder of Tunstall, her unborn child and the drowning death of Tunstall’s three other children.
At Hall’s mother’s home on September 15th of 2006, Tiffany Hall struck her friend in the head with a table leg, rendering her unconscious, and then cut Tunstall’s unborn 7-month fetus from her womb, allegedly with a pair of scissors. Tunstall bled to death and Hall dumped her body in an empty overgrown lot.
Hall then contacted police and told them that she had been sexually assaulted, was pregnant and had given birth to a stillborn as a result of the assault. When police arrived, she handed over the dead fetus and refused medical examination.
Just a few days later, Hall went to the father of Tunstall’s dead child and other children, two of which were his and one which he raised as his own. Hall, as a friend of Tunstall, told the father that Tunstall had wanted her to pick up the kids. That was the last time he saw his other children alive.
Hall took them back to where she killed their mother and drowned them in the same bathtub. She then took their dead bodies to her home and stuffed the 1 and 2-year-old into her washing machine and the body of the 7-year-old into her dryer.
On September 21st, at the funeral of the fetus, Hall confessed to her boyfriend who came home from the military for the funeral for what he believed to be his child, to killing a pregnant woman and taking the unborn child, setting off a police search.
Hall had reportedly been pregnant and suffered a miscarriage just prior to her murdering her friend, her unborn child and the three young children that Hall herself would babysit.
Hall stuck a plea deal to avoid the death penalty, admitting guilt on four charges of murder and one charge of intentional homicide of an unborn child. Her attorney did say that she had “unresolved mental health issues” and had tested at an IQ in the mid 70s, although she was deemed mentally competent to stand trial.
There has been no report of exactly why Hall murdered her friend her friend’s children.