Boyfriend allegedly stabs woman 30 times killing unborn baby

Posted at 2:32 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:32:57-04

NEW YORK (WPIX/CNN) - Police in New York are investigating what led a man to allegedly stab his pregnant girlfriend at least 30 times Tuesday morning.

Liv Abreu, 30 is in critical condition, but her unborn child died in the attack.

“He's stabbed her over 30 times. He killed their baby,” said a neighbor familiar with the incident.

These were the details of the senseless act of violence against Abreu, 30, allegedly at the hands of the man she was expecting a child with.

Neighbors at the couple's Walton Avenue building were in complete shock.

"You would never in the world think that this happened to them," said a neighbor.

Police responded to a 911 call around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When they arrived, the pregnant victim was in bad shape with stab wounds to her chest and stomach.

She was rushed to Lincoln Hospital, but her unborn child did not make it.

"I am devastated. I mean I've lived in this building for over 10 years and there's never been anything like this in here," a neighbor said.

At first police search for a bruised boyfriend Oscar Alvarez.

A source said he later turned himself in.

"I just hope for her that there's no permanent physical damage and that she will meet some nice guy,” said a neighbor. “From what I've seen already she was very excited about having a child."

Alvarez has been charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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