BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An 18-year-old has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say he stabbed a 19-year-old woman who was pregnant with his child.
According to investigators, the stabbing happened around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, after the victim, Samuela Wolfe, agreed to meet Dakota Brothers in a wooded area near 3015 Upton Drive in Kensington.
A statement of charges states that Wolfe told investigators she was six months pregnant and Brothers is the baby’s father. She told police that Brothers strangled her before stabbing her.
The victim was conscious and stabilized at the scene, then transported in serious condition to an MedStar Trauma Center. She received emergency surgery on her wounds and an emergency C-section had to be performed after the fetal heart rate was lost. CPR was performed on the baby girl. She is in the NICU and her fate is uncertain.
Before being transported, Wolfe gave detectives the name and description of her alleged attacker, who was taken into custody around 4 p.m. after getting off a bus near Palmira Lane and Dauphine Street in the Aspen Hill area.
Police say Brothers gave them a statement, wherein he told them he was not ready to be a father and had contemplated killing Wolfe before they met up Wednesday.
According to charging documents, Brothers said he and Wolfe are not currently in a relationship and he has a girlfriend. He also said he and Wolfe had sex before he strangled her and stabbed her with a kitchen knife, according to police.
Police say Brothers told them he fled the scene of the stabbing because he saw some people who he believed to be MS-13 members nearby and was afraid they would assault him.
Brothers is also charged with first-degree assault.