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‘She came home from work, and her body was full of holes’
Police in New York City are trying to find a black man wearing a hoodie who is responsible for a horrific attack on a teenage white girl who was stabbed 11 times just steps from her front door.
The knife-wielding maniac ambushed Natasha Martinez, 17, as she returned home from working her shift at a local McDonald’s restaurant.
Hearing her daughter’s screams, Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outside — and the bloodthirsty attacker fled.
“She came home from work, and her body was full of holes,” Wendy Martinez told the New York Daily News.
“I was holding her because she was going to fall. Her face was turning white, and I slapped her. I was telling her, ‘You have to stay alive.’”
The teen is recovering at Jamaica Hospital, in the borough of Queens, after undergoing surgery for stab wounds to her back, arms, stomach and kidney. Doctors had to remove a vein from her leg and put it in her arm. Her mother describes her condition as “really bad.”
“This is so difficult,” said Natasha’s mom. “You raise your child, take care of them since they were a baby, and then something like this happens.”
Several neighbors said they heard Natasha’s screams the night of the attack.
“I think she was screaming help or something,” witness Christopher Lopez told WCBS-TV.
“Then all of a sudden, I heard the screams get louder and I said, ‘Let me take a look,’” said witness Teddy Betancourt, “and it was the girl’s mother, holding her up, screaming — looked like she passed out.”
Many in the neighborhood were unaware of the attack until police knocked on their doors.
MEMPHIS, TN –
(WMC-TV) – The two children who were stabbed by their mother Wednesday night died at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, according to Memphis police.
The 6-year-old and 23-month-old were both sent to the hospital once law enforcement arrived on the scene at 230 Tillman Street near Tillman Cove.
Neighbor Veronica Skinner has seen the suspect numerous times before. However, she never saw any signs that would indicate what happened.
“I think it’s terrible and I think time is drawing near. I think that’s real terrible,” stated Skinner.
One of the children received CPR on the scene before being sent to the hospital. Both children died about an hour after receiving medical attention for their wounds.
The victim was knifed in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train approaching the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m. Monday, officials say.
A woman went berserk on a packed Manhattan subway train Monday morning and stabbed a female stranger apparently at random, authorities said.
The crazed suspect, 32, stabbed the victim in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train as it approached the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m., officials said. The attacker also punched at least one other person, cops said.
“She was crazy,” an MTA employee who witnessed the attack said of the stabber, who appeared to be in her 20s.
“She was just targeting random people. She stabbed a woman in the shoulder and stomach with a steak knife.”
A good Samaritan grabbed the suspect and dragged her from the station to Bloomingdale’s, which has an entrance at the subway level, witnesses said.
• Double murder takes place at Brazilian amateur match
• Police make one arrest, with investigation continuing
Police in northern Brazil say one man has been arrested after a referee who fatally stabbed a player during a match was decapitated by spectators who stormed the field.
Local reports said the incident, which took place on 30 June in the remote Brazilian town of Pio XII, escalated when the player, 30-year-old Josenir dos Santos, became involved in an argument with the referee, Octavio da Silva.
As the confrontation became physical and Dos Santos refused to leave the field, Da Silva allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the player, who died while being taken to hospital.
Reports said that outraged spectators responded by running on to the field and stoning Da Silva, before severing his head and sticking it on a stake in the middle of the field.
Police at the regional headquarters of Santa Ines said a 27-year-old man was arrested on 2 July, with the investigation continuing.
Police spokesman Valter Costa was quoted as saying: “We will identify and hold accountable all those involved in this incident. One crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not correspond with state law.”
Brazil faces mounting pressure to show it is a safe place for tourists before 12 cities host the 2014 World Cup and Rio de Janeiro the Olympics in 2016. The Confederations Cup in June was marked by violence as anti-government protestors angered by the amount of money being spent on the events clashed with police.