A mother from Swisdale horrifically hurt her own newborn baby by stabbing the child, claiming that she did so because the baby was created “by the devil”. The woman also invoked God who “told” her to do it. She also attacked the baby’s father.
The poor baby, only eight days old, was stabbed near his eye on Friday. Tanishia Fielder, 32, the mother of the newborn, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related charges.
The condition of both the baby and his father as victims of the attack is not yet known at the moment.
The criminal complaint stated that Fielder told the police when they responded and arrived at the scene: “I stabbed the baby, that’s the devil baby.”
The responding officers shared that Fielder told them she stabbed the baby and his father because “God told her to do it”. She also said to the police that God told her she needed to kill the baby, dismember him, and throw him in the garbage because he was "by the devil.”
During their initial investigation, police found a knife hidden beneath a garbage bin behind the apartment building of Fielder. Witnesses from the neighborhood who tried to help the victims before Fielder chased them away shared to the police that the suspect was carrying a knife that matched the one found under the bin.
Still according to the complaint, Darwin Hanner, the baby’s father, told police he and Fielder got into an argument earlier in the day and that he saw her with a knife. He said she chased him while he was holding the baby with the knife and the baby was stabbed and was bleeding.
It is not clear whether Fielder and Hanner were still together as partners, or if they were living together at the time of the attacks. It is also not clear what triggered the argument between the two, and if there are any other issues confronting them before the incident.
It is also not clear if Fielder has mental issues. It is also not yet clarified by the authorities who will have custody over the baby while further investigation’s ongoing and while Fielder faces the charges lodged against her.