MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man stabbed his pregnant wife to death at their Marietta home and also killed their baby.
Officer Sarah O’Hara tells news outlets 57-year-old Elvin Durant is charged with offenses including feticide because 38-year-old Crystal Durant’s slaying caused the baby’s death.
A police warrant says she was eight weeks pregnant when her husband stabbed her several times in her head and neck with a folding knife early Saturday. Her 19-year-old son was hospitalized after being stabbed in the leg while trying to protect her.
O’Hara says she didn’t know what led to the stabbing and investigators believe Durant is the unborn child’s father.
Jail records say Durant is also charged with murder and aggravated assault. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.