SeaTac man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend in the stomach
A SeaTac man who is accused of beating and stabbing his pregnant girlfriend, leaving she and the child with near fatal injuries, was charged today with four counts of assault.
Seattle Times staff reporter
A SeaTac man who police say beat and stabbed his pregnant girlfriend, leaving the woman and the child with near fatal injuries, was charged today with four counts of assault.
Carlos Diaz-Galvin, 24, had been drinking when he got into a fight with his girlfriend, Hortencia Salas, inside her home in the 1400 block of North 49th Street late Friday night, according to court charging documents. Diaz-Galvin shoved Salas down a flight of stairs then stabbed her in the stomach when neighbors tried to help her leave the home, court papers said.
Diaz-Galvin then threatened a neighbor before running off, charging papers said. Seattle police found Diaz-Galvin about three blocks from the home.
Doctors at Harborview Medical Center were unsure whether Salas and the child would live, Seattle police said. Salas went through open-heart surgery because the knife punctured her heart, police said. She is 5 ½ months pregnant.
By early this week she and the baby were upgraded to serious condition and police said she is expected to survive.
Diaz-Galvin has been charged with first-degree domestic violence assault, second-degree assault, third-degree assault and fourth-degree child assault. He has a prior conviction for harassment and is being held at the King County Jail without bail because of immigration issues.
Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or email@example.com
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