In the Baden-Württemberg town of Bretten, a man seriously injured his heavily pregnant girlfriend with stabs in the stairhouse of a multiple-family dwelling, and the baby they were to have together was killed in the process. Doctors were unable to save the unborn child with an emergency Caesarian section.

UPDATE: According to statements by the Pforzheimer Zeitung newspaper, the victim and the perpetrator were of Turkish origin. Also, see the press release by the Karlsruhe police (Thanks to the blogsite “Messerattacken” for the tip).

The Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper reports:

The place where the suspect is currently staying is still not known, the police and district attorney communicated Monday.

The mother is in critical condition.

Residents of the multiple-family dwelling discovered the seriously injured 23-year-old Saturday in the stairhouse. They immediately brought the woman to the hospital. Furthermore, she is in critical condition. Doctors could not save her baby with an emergency Caesarian section. According to preliminary findings, it died of hypoxia in the womb.

Possible cause for the bloody act could have been a quarrel, it said. Precisely what happened, though, is still unclear.

Anyone who has more information regarding the monstrous act, please post in the comment area – we will update the article accordingly.

Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken

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