Stephanie Gonzalez, 20, of Lowell, was arrested on Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges in connection with stabbing of a pregnant 17 year old girl this past Sunday. She was charged with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and held on $1,000 cash bail following her arraignment in Lowell District Court.
The Lowell Police Department and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office alleges that Gonzalez stabbed the young woman at least three times, including once in the back. The alleged incident occurred this past Sunday, which resulted in the pregnant girl suffering from a punctured lung. Despite the attack and after being taken to a Boston hospital, authorities report that the baby is expected to survive.
From all reports, it appears that no witnesses were able to provide information as to what happened, other than confirming that the alleged victim was a resident of the home. Neighbors would only say that they heard women yelling and crying, but couldn’t tell police anything specific about the incident.
Interestingly, this incident might present a Defense of Self-Defense, as Gonzalez was also taken to a hospital with injuries of her own and as she maintained that she was the one who was victimized. Given the low cash bail imposed on this case under the alleged circumstances, I wouldn’t doubt if that were true…
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