Mother charged with murder in fatal stabbing of infant

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) — A mother accused of fatally stabbing her infant in the family’s northern New Jersey home has been charged with murder.

Hiralbahen Bhavsar also faces a weapons count stemming from the child’s death.

Bergen County prosecutors say the 29-year-old Little Ferry woman called 911 Thursday evening and said she was having a medical emergency at her apartment.

Responding officers found several of Bhavsar’s family members in the apartment, but she was inside a locked bedroom. She eventually came out, and officers then found the child dead from what appeared to be stabbing injuries.

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The child’s age and sex have not been released, but prosecutors said the victim as an infant.

It wasn’t immediately known Friday if Bhavsar has retained an attorney.

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