Woman charged with stabbing in the Queens ‘maternity hotel’
New York State Office of Children and Family Services to investigate facility as a possible illegal operation after a 52-year-old woman arrested for the stabbing rampage that left three children and two adults in critical but stable condition.
A woman accused of the stabbing of three babies and two adults on an alleged birth tourism site said they held the newborns for the wolves.
Yu Fen Wang, 52, told the New York Daily News from Rikers Island, she was sorry for the stabbing spree in the house in the Flushing district of Queens. Three babies — a 12-days-old, a 32-day-year-old and a 33-day-old — were taken to the hospital in critical condition after they were stabbed around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 20. Wang was charged with five counts of attempted murder.
“I don’t know why I did such a thing, or what I was thinking about this,” Wang said in Mandarin at the New York Daily News. “At the moment, I thought she was not a baby, but wolves. So I cut.”
The house had five people were stabbed overnight is seen, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in New York.
“I hope [the baby’s] not get hurt. I hope that they are OK,” added Wang, a grandmother of three.
Wang’s left arm was strongly connected by the self-inflicted cuts when they tried to kill themselves after the incident. The police found her unconscious and bleeding in the basement.
“I can’t live anymore,” Wang told the newspaper.
PROBABLE BIRTH TOURIST SITE, WHICH IS REPORTEDLY IN THE MIDDLE OF NEW YORK CITY STABBING SPREE
According to several reports, the building was used to house pregnant Asian women who were looking for the V. S. to travel on tourist visas, so that their babies can be born and get the AMERICAN citizenship.
The facility offered month-long intensive mother-baby care called “zuo zi yue,” which roughly translates to “sitting the month,” according to the New York Post. A community source told the newspaper most of the women were from China.
Police say five people, including three children, were stabbed on an overnight stay in a day care center in New York City.
“Ninety percent of them are in these centers come from China,” the community source told the New York Post, adding the women recovering after childbirth in New York. “They don’t advertise. It is word of mouth.”
Wang said that she hopes to “redeem” himself and vowed never to commit the “error” again. She said that she wants to go home and care for her three granddaughters.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.
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