Community Mourns 1-Year-Old Stabbed to Death

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    Community members in Bristol gathered to honor 1-year-old Zaniyah, who was stabbed to death at a home on Park Street earlier this week.

    Community members gathered Friday night to mourn the loss of a 1-year-old girl, who was stabbed to death by an extended family member in Bristol earlier this week, according to police.

    The vigil was held in honor of baby Zaniyah Calloway, who died after being stabbed in the torso Monday at a home on Park Street. Community members walked along Divinity Street tonight holding candles, then gathered at Rockwell Park for a memorial service.

    Residents said they're raising money to help the family give Zaniyah a proper burial.

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    Thirty-six-year-old Arthur Hapgood, an extended family member, has been charged with murder.

    Hapgood’s mother was watching Zaniyah when family members say Hapgood suddenly grew angry and grabbed a knife. Zaniyah was stabbed in the stomach and died of her injuries.

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    Police said Hapgood admitted to the stabbing and said he had taken illegal drugs. According to the incident report, when asked which drugs, Hapgood said, “All of them.”

    Hapgood is being held on $2.5 million bond and is due in court Sept. 9.