Man charged in new­born’s death, stab­bing of mother

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A Mon­treal man was charged Tues­day with the first-de­gree mur­der of a new­born as well as seven other counts, in­clud­ing at­tempted mur­der in the stab­bing of the preg­nant mother. Sofi­ane Ghazi, 37, al­legedly stabbed his eight-month preg­nant part­ner early Mon­day in a res­i­dence. The woman was still re­cov­er­ing Tues­day, but the baby died in hos­pi­tal shortly af­ter be­ing de­liv­ered by emer­gency C-sec­tion fol­low­ing the at­tack. Pros­e­cu­tor Anne Aube says a per­son can be charged with a homi­cide by caus­ing in­jury to a child be­fore or dur­ing its birth, which re­sults in the child’s death af­ter be­com­ing a hu­man be­ing.

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