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Abortion Argument Turns Deadly

Police say a Southbridge woman allegedly stabbed several times by her boyfriend because she refused to get an abortion may not have been pregnant.

Chief Daniel Charette told the Telegram & Gazette on Tuesday that police now think 28-year-old Leah Diver was not pregnant, but that her 18-year-old boyfriend believed she was. Diver remains in the hospital in critical condition following the stabbing early Friday morning.

The boyfriend, Alex Santana, is being held on $500,000 bail. He is charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Santana's mother, Carmen Beauchamp, said Diver became upset when her son tried to end their relationship.

His mother questioned why a 28-year-old woman wanted to be with her son, who just turned 18 last week. Beauchamp noted that her son was developmentally delayed, according to the paper.

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