UNNAMED DAD has ben arrested in the stabbing death of the mother of their 21-month-old son. The son was in the home, but reportedly didn't "witness" it (a dubious assumption. The child may not have been standing right there in the room, but unless he was asleep, it's very likely he was picking up on something bad. Kids are very attuned that way.) Plus, I assume Dad didn't wait around for the police to arrive, or change diapers or make snacks. So am I right to suspect he left the child alone at the scene? Isn't that abandonment and neglect? Oh, but you won't see these kinds of acts show up in the child abandonment/neglect statistics, will you?
Hat tip to Nancy for finding this.
Police arrest man in woman's fatal stabbing
By Jon Murray
Posted: September 30, 2009
A Indianapolis police are investigating an apparent domestic homicide this morning on the city's Near Eastside.
A 21-year-old woman with stab wounds was found about 5:30 a.m. in the living room of a home in the 400 block of North Arsenal Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Matthew Mount of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Officers arrested a 27-year-old man at the home. He is believed to be the woman's boyfriend or husband, Mount said.
The couple's 21-month-old son was home at the time, but police don't think he witnessed the killing. He was placed in the care of a relative.
No names were released for the victim or the suspect, pending identification, but Mount said both reportedly came to the United States from Mexico about four years ago and had undocumented immigration status.