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Pregnant Woman Fatally Shot With Crossbow

Arrow misses unborn baby, who was safely delivered, by inches
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2018 3:47 PM CST
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(Newser) – A miracle out of horror in London: A baby boy was safely delivered by doctors after his mother was killed with a crossbow, CNN reports. Sana Muhammad, 35, was eight months pregnant when she was attacked Monday morning in front of her five other children. Police say her ex-husband Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, 50, hid in the Muhammad family's garden shed before attacking her in their kitchen. The arrow missed the baby by just inches, and was still lodged in Muhammad's abdomen when doctors delivered the infant via emergency C-section.

Imtiaz Muhammad, the victim's husband of seven years, tells the Evening Standard he was taking some boxes to the shed when he found Unmathallegadoo waiting with a loaded crossbow, about to shoot. Muhammad ran into the house yelling for his wife to run, but Unmathallegadoo shot her. "I can't help thinking she took my arrow," Muhammad says. "Maybe it should have hit me. The kids were all there, it was horrific." Friends say the Muhammads had a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old together plus the baby whose due date was four weeks away, and the victim also had 12-, 15-, and 17-year-old children with her ex. Unmathallegadoo has been charged with murder, and baby Ibrahim is in a critical care unit due to his premature birth. He was said to be in stable condition, the BBC reports. (Another unimaginably horrible crossbow story.)

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