Sunday, April 10, 1977

Pregnant Woman, One of 3 Slain, Was Attacked Before Her Murder

An autopsy completed yesterday disclosed that a woman eight months pregnant-one of the three found stabbed to death Friday night in a Brooklyn apartment-had been sexually attacked just before the murder.

The pregnant 19-year-old woman was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where doctors performed a caesarean section in a vain attempt to save the life of the unborn baby, a girl. The mother’s wounds caused the infant’s death, they said.

The young mother and two older women had been peacefully packing used clothing for shipment (and sale) to their native Dominican Republic when they were interrupted and were repeatedly stabbed fatally in the ground floor apartment at 277 Graton Street.

excerpt NYT Emanuel Perlmutter 4/10/77

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