A Virginia woman allegedly stabbed her 10-month-old son multiple times in his chest and abdomen and her 8-year-old daughter at least 50 times during Monday’s attack that left the boy dead and the girl seriously injured.
WVEC acquired court documents that detailed how Sarah Ganoe, 35, her infant son, Zell Howard, and her 8-year-old daughter were found together in a bed in the master bedroom of their Newport News home. Both children were reportedly disemboweled.
Ganoe’s fiancé called 911 after Ganoe sent him a voice message saying, “not to be sad, but the house would be bloody when he got home.” The fiancé arrived home and found Ganoe and the two children before paramedics, who tried to save Howard’s life to no avail.
So, my little Monsters…the main reason why I'm been so absent from here is because of two major reasons: we had a big move back to the city we had moved away from and…drumroll, please…we're now with demon spawn! YAY! So, I'm going to try to get back to being active here. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/JwAFBrf1NP
— Sarah Ganoe (@DarkQT13) December 8, 2019
While Howard died at the scene, the 8-year-old girl remains in stable condition after being airlifted to the hospital and undergoing surgery.
Ganoe suffered a single superficial injury — a bite mark which she reportedly suffered when her daughter tried to flee.
Police said they have been called to the residence in the past regarding domestic disputes between Ganoe and her fiancé. However, they declined to disclose the outcome of those calls or what those calls specifically entailed.
Ganoe is charged with second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and child neglect. She admitted to stabbing her son and daughter, according to an affidavit.
Court officials told WVEC that Ganoe is undergoing psychiatric treatment at a hospital. A hearing is scheduled for May 20.
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[Featured image: Sarah Ganoe/Newport News Police Department; Zell Howard/Facebook]