Natalie Querioz was 36 weeks pregnant when her then-boyfriend, Babur Karamat Raja, stabbed her in the chest and stomach before trying to slash her throat and wrists. Her breast implants, however, helped save mama and baby. Had the knife gone in 2mm deeper, the baby would have been killed. The child has since been born healthy, but with a possibility of brain damage due to the attack.
Raja approached the victim with a knife, disguised in a hoodie, and also stabbed two passersby when they tried to intervene. He plead guilty to the premeditated knife attack, as well as "attempted child destruction, possession of a knife in public, and the wounding and assault of two passers-by."
Police report that Raja had thought of attacking Queiroz days prior because he was overwhelmed by his mother's disapproval that he was with a white non-Muslim woman. Raja's brother had previously married a Sikh woman, and their mother ceased to talk to him.
Both the mother and the baby are recovering, and Raja was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
"The attack he committed on me was completely unprovoked and totally unexpected. Luckily I was saved and my baby was born alive," Querioz said, "My daughter and I continue to recover, which with this case thankfully concluded as it should be, we can now clearly focus on this."