New­born dies in Mon­treal af­ter mother was stabbed

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

A new­born who was de­liv­ered by emer­gency C-sec­tion af­ter its mother was stabbed mul­ti­ple times died in hospi­tal Monday, po­lice said.

A 37-year-old man who is the woman’s part­ner was taken into cus­tody sev­eral hours later, said spokesman Jean-Pierre Bra­bant.

Po­lice were called to a home in the city’s Mon­treal North bor­ough around 2:30 a.m. and found the woman, 33, stabbed mul­ti­ple times in the up­per and lower body.

The sus­pect was not at home when po­lice ar­rived and the vic­tim, who was eight months preg­nant, was trans­ported to hospi­tal.

“The woman is in sta­ble con­di­tion,’’ Bra­bant said. “Un­for­tu­nately the baby did not sur­vive its wounds and was pro­nounced dead in hospi­tal.’’

Hours af­ter the at­tack, around noon Monday, the sus­pect reap­peared and ap­proached a po­lice ve­hi­cle not far from the scene of the crime.

“Af­ter a brief dis­cus­sion, he was ar­rested,’’ Bra­bant said.

The sus­pect was known to po­lice.

It was not the po­lice’s first visit to the home.

Around 10 p.m. Sun­day night, of­fi­cers re­sponded to a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence call at the cou­ple’s res­i­dence, Bra­bant said.

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