Calling her newborn son a child “of the devil,” Tanishia Fielder, 32, of Pittsburgh, stabbed her eight-day-old son and his father on Friday, said police.
The baby was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds near his eyes, and his mother has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and other charges.
Neither the baby or father’s condition is known, reported WPXI.
Police responding to the scene arrested Fielder when they arrived. They said she admitted to the crime, stating, “I stabbed the baby. That’s the devil baby,” according to a criminal complaint.
Fielder told police that the reason she stabbed the baby and his father was because God commanded her to do it, according to the complaint. She further elaborated, saying that God told her she needed to kill the baby, dismember him and throw him in the garbage because he was “by the devil.”
Police discovered a knife hidden beneath a garbage bin behind the apartment building. Witnesses who attempted to help the victims before Fielder chased them away told police that she had been carrying a knife that matched the one found under the bin, according to the complaint.
The boy’s father, Darwin Hanner, told police that he and Fielder got into an argument earlier in the day, and then he saw her with a knife, according to the complaint. He said she chased himself and the baby with the knife.
Neighbor Darius Warren called 911 for help when he saw the man run outside with the wounded baby.
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