She then had the gal to insist she was pregnant with Burdell's child, to regain her upper hand on claiming his estate. She even went as far as to secure a living baby and fake labor and giving birth to the child. This is where everything went straight to hell for her –– the police were already suspect and were waiting to pounce on the fraudulent Emma and her accomplice physician when the doctor appeared with the new (and illegally procured) infant.
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