SALEM COUNTY, N.J. (TCD) -- A 26-year-old mother was arrested over the weekend after police allege she fatally stabbed her 5-month-old daughter.
According to the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office, on the night of Dec. 3, Penns Grove Police received a call with an "audible disturbance in the background." NJ.com reports the altercation occurred in the backyard of the Penns Grove Gardens apartment complex. Officers went to Kristhie Alcazar’s residence on Helms Cove Lane and found a deceased infant with "visible stab wounds to the chest" and Alcazar arguing with another person.
The Prosecutor’s Office said investigators located "multiple knives" and other evidence at the scene. The 5-month-old’s cause of death was homicide as a result of stab wounds to the chest.
Alcazar, the girl’s mother, was arrested and charged with murder.