Bridgeport Man Stabbed Pregnant Woman: Cops | NBC Connecticut

Bridgeport Man Stabbed Pregnant Woman: Cops



    Bridgeport Police
    Jose Velez is accused of stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

    A 41-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested on Saturday night after he broke into the home of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and stabbed her, police said.

    Police found Jose Velez still inside 50 Pearl Harbor Circle, the apartment in which the attack occurred, and arrested him.  
    Police also found the pregnant victim, Frances Santos, 39, suffering from stab wounds to her neck and back.
    Santos was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where she was in serious condition. According to Bridgeport Police, Santos was home with her 8-year-old son when she heard someone breaking into the home. She fled, but Velez attacked her, stabbing her at least twice, according to police.
    According to detectives, Santos sat with her pastor, sisters and Velez on Friday and ended the relationship with him.
    "Velez has a long history of arrests in Trumbull, Stratford, Fairfield and Bridgeport for violent crimes,"  Capt. Armando Perez of Bridgeport Police, said. "Velez went to that apartment intent on killing the victim. During the assault, the victim said something, she said she loved him, and he stopped the attack."
    Velez was charged with first-degree assault, home invasion, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree burglary and criminal attempt at murder. His bond was set at $500,000.