Jealous boyfriend stabs pregnant girlfriend 7 times, killing unborn baby
The brave woman is currently at the Lincoln Hospital and it has been reported that she is in a critical condition but stable.
A Bronx man has been charged with stabbing his pregnant US Army veteran girlfriend repeatedly and killing their unborn daughter.
30-year-old Oscar Alvarez then had the audacity to tell the authorities that the stabbing was an accident.
Alvarez appeared in court for the first time on May 22 evening and he was subsequently charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, assault and weapons possession in connection with the brutal attack on his 30-year-old girlfriend, Liv Abreu.
According to reports, Alvarez stabbed Abreu, who was about 26 weeks into the pregnancy, six times in the chest and once in her side while they were in their apartment on Walton Avenue in The Bronx early on May 22 morning.
In spite of her horrific injuries, the 30-year-old paratrooper, who served in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division, was able to crawl all the way downstairs to a neighbor's apartment and call for help.
The brave woman is currently at the Lincoln Hospital and it has been reported that she is in a critical condition but stable. The unborn baby girl was due to arrive in August but she, unfortunately, could not be saved.
Juan Carlos Abreu, the woman's older brother, told the New York Daily News that his sister will make a full recovery after her horrific attack.
He said: "The physical wounds will heal. The mental wounds will also heal at some point, but it will probably take longer. She's positive. My sister, she's a warrior."
The authorities have said that Alvarez and Abreu were in the middle of a heated argument at around 12:30 am regarding his suspicions that she was cheating on him.
The investigators have said that the man then grabbed a knife and started stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in the torso. He did not help her while she bled and instead put on a clean Polo shirt with jeans and took Abreu's cell phone and keys before walking out of the apartment.
The New York Daily News reported that he then took off from the scene in his girlfriend's 2004 Jeep Cherokee SUV which he subsequently abandoned about a block away from the apartment. He turned himself into the authorities at 4 am.
He told the police during an interview that he had attacked and killed Abreu's unborn child by accident after which he stopped talking completely and only asked for a lawyer.
Joshua Hadas, Alvarez's legal aid lawyer, told the judge during the initial court appearance that his client was a hardworking man and did not have a criminal past.
The judge then ordered that Alvarez be held in custody without any bail.