Algerian charged with 1st-degree murder after stabbing of pregnant wife, death of baby

Sofiane Ghazi – a feminist like Justin Trudeau

A Montreal man accused of stabbing his pregnant wife, who remains in hospital, and prompting the baby’s death has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree murder.

The baby was born by emergency C-section following the stabbing of Raja Ghazi early Monday morning. The infant was in critical condition for several hours before dying in hospital. The woman was about eight months pregnant at the time of the attack.

Sofiane Ghazi, 37, appeared at the Montreal courthouse via video conference on Tuesday. He is also facing charges of car theft and making death threats.