Police: Suspect Stabbed Mom 30 Times In Front Of Her 6-Year-Old Son


Thursday, January 3rd 2019, 9:06 am
By: News 9


The man who allegedly stabbed a woman 30 times in front of her six-year-old son early New Year's Day in Hartford, Connecticut has been arrested.

Hartford Police say 23-year-old Edgar Manuel Maldonado was arrested early Wednesday (01-02) morning in New York.

At a news conference, Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero said a tip from a cooperating witness led to Maldonado's arrest at a McDonald's in Manhattan. He said Maldonado was taken into custody without incident and is awaiting extradition to Connecticut.

The violent attack happened early Tuesday (01-01) morning inside a parked car in Hartford. Maldonado allegedly stabbed the woman repeatedly in front of her son.

The victim was able to escape and run away but Maldonado drove off with her son. However, the six-year-old was discovered in the abandoned vehicle in Massachusetts.

Cicero said the victim suffered major critical injuries to her body and torso. He said she is being treated for multitude of stab wounds she received during the violent attack.

Police say the victim is in serious but stable condition.

Maldonado is expected to be charged with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, and risk of injury to a minor when he returns to Hartford.

Hartford Police say the relationship between Maldonado and the victim is unknown at this time.

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