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.