CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -
The woman accused of shooting and killing another woman for her newborn baby faced a judge Thursday.
Police in North Georgia say they've never seen anything like it. 37-year-old Catherine Goins is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Police say she lured Natalia Roberts to a friend's Ringgold home to give her baby clothes, when she shot her in the back of the head with a .380 caliber weapon. Police say the murder was Goin's plan to cover up a fake pregnancy.
Speaking through video conference, Goins appeared in front of a Catoosa County Judge for the first time Thursday afternoon. The judge ordered she be held without bond in the Catoosa County Jail.
Channel 3 Eyewitness News is learning Roberts may not have been the first victim Catherine Goin's targeted.
A woman we spoke with in an exclusive interview with Channel 3 says she recently encountered Goins, and believes it could have easily been her.
"It absolutely breaks my heart, my little girl is my everything and I squeezed her so tight after I read that, what happened," said Bridgette Parm.
Bridgette Parm tells Channel 3 , Natalia Roberts wasn't the only new mother Catherine Goins tried to lure with the promise of free baby clothes.
"She said she had bags and bags and bags of it and it would be better for me to come to her because I could just pick through what I wanted there and there was too much to load," said Parm.
The mother says Goins approached her at a flea market 3 weeks ago, complimenting her preemie baby girl.
"She just how beautiful she was kept asking me how old she was," said Parm
Parm tells Channel 3 she was shocked to see the charges and shocked to learn Goins was in fact , not carrying a child
"It breaks my heart... she was pregnant I even told her you look like you have a round basketball in your belly because sometimes when your small you look like that and then come to find out it was a basketball or whatever she was pretending to be pregnant with," said Parm.
As a new mom Parm says it can be hard to get the supplies you need for a newborn. She says it's a nightmare to think another woman would use that to her advantage.
"I just can't imagine how her family feels. I know how she feels and now this little girl is growing up without a mom....that was there everyday with that baby like I was with her, its just awful." said Parm.
Parm tells us she has left a message with Catoosa County Sheriffs office to file a report of her experience with Goins.
Saturday, January 20 2018 8:07 AM EST2018-01-20 13:07:38 GMT
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