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Mother, Baby Daughter Stabbed In West Oak Lane

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are searching for a man accused of critically stabbing his wife and baby daughter in the West Oak Lane section of the city.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Dallas Street.

Police say it was a domestic dispute that ended when the man allegedly stabbed his 21-month-old baby girl in her chest and slashed her 37-year-old mother several times.

A witness, Donletta Bolds, tells police she was sleeping at her mother's home when she woke up to screams and ran next door where she says the victim lives with her husband, their 4-year-old son and baby daughter. She says she arrived to find the woman with multiple stab wounds.

"She was cut in her chest," she says. "Her arm was just sliced all open."

Bolds says the wounded mother directed her upstairs where she found the couple's baby girl with a stab wound to the torso.

"The baby was just laying in all her blood," she says, "and every time she would cry or something, more blood would come out."

Bolds called police, who rushed the mother and baby to the hospital. The mother was listed in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The baby girl was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital For Children where she was also listed as critical.

Bolds says she feels blessed that she was there in time to help.

"If I wasn't laying there," she says, "that family probably would have been dead."

Bolds tells police that the 41-year-old suspect fled the home after the stabbing. She says he worked as a football coach in Olney and hopes the public steps up to help find him.


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