What to Know
- A pregnant woman was stabbed after a domestic dispute with her boyfriend early Tuesday in the Bronx, police say
- The 30-year-old woman is in critical condition, but her unborn baby died, the NYPD says
- The suspect, 30-year-old Oscar Alvarez, turned himself in after the vicious stabbing in the Concourse section
The 30-year-old woman who was stabbed repeatedly in the stomach area in a vicious attack allegedly carried out by her boyfriend in the Bronx early Tuesday was five months pregnant -- and managed to drag herself, bloody and barely conscious, to a neighbor's home to call police, authorities said Wednesday.
The woman, identified as Livia Abreu, lost her unborn baby in the stabbing. She remains hospitalized in critical condition, but is expected to survive. Her boyfriend, Oscar Alvarez, has been charged with attempted murder and assault in the pre-dawn attack near 165th Street and Walton Avenue in Concourse.
Police say Alvarez told them the stabbing was an accident during an argument. It wasn't immediately clear if the 30-year-old suspect had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.
It also wasn't clear if Alvarez was the baby’s father.
The super of the building tells News 4 the victim had just said the other day she wished her mother, who died only last year, was alive to see her pregnant. He never knew of any problems with the couple.
Another woman who knows the couple echoed similar sentiments. She told News 4 she never heard them fight said she was shocked by the vicious crime.
"They were always very outgoing, very friendly. Especially her," the woman said.
"I'm just very shocked. I would never see it coming from them, especially him. Because he was a very nice, quiet guy."
Neighbor Kareem Clemons said, "I hope to see justice. I hope to see the this man pay for what he did."