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
A domestic dispute between a man and his pregnant girlfriend turned violent early Tuesday after she was stabbed in the torso, leaving her critically injured and her unborn baby dead, police say.
The circumstances leading up the 30-year-old pregnant woman being stabbed over and over again in the Bronx were not immediately known, but the suspect, who cops have not yet identified, did turn himself in, according to the NYPD.
It was just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when officers responding to Walton Avenue, near 165th Street, in the Concourse section of the borough found the woman, identified as Livia Abreu, suffering from multiple stab wounds, authorities said.
She remains in critical condition.
The suspect, 30-year-old Oscar Alvarez, is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.
It's not clear if Alvarez is the baby’s father. It also wasn't known how far along the woman was in her pregnancy. 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."