Yu Fen Wang, 52, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after she stabbed three infants and two adults in a Queens maternity center. Yu Fen Wang, who was an employee at Mei Xin Care Inc, went on her stabbing spree around 3:30 a.m on September 21, 2018. The attack happened in a three-story house in Flushing, where it is believed Yu Fen Wang provided care to Chinese mothers, who would give birth in the United States to obtain citizenship for their babies reports the New York Post.
Around 3:30 in the morning on Friday, Wang grabbed a meat cleaver and went through the house slashing people. She first stabbed a fellow 63 year-old-woman who works at the care center. When a 31-year-old man, whose wife just gave birth intervened, he was stabbed in the leg. Then she went after the babies, slashing a 33 day old, a 22 day old, and a 13 day old. After she stabbed the babies, she went down to the basement and tried to attempt suicide by cutting her wrists.
Police broke the basement door down and applied a tourniquet to the passed out Wang, who regained consciousness. She was rushed to the hospital where she was put under ‘psychiatric evaluation.’ Her victims are expected to survive.
While the crime was happening, one of the victim’s mother placed a 911 call. “Help, help, help,” the mother screams. “Hurry up because my baby’s already been stabbed twice,” the translator tells the dispatcher. A second caller said, “I’m sleeping, and then I heard somebody yelling. And then they are killing people. I just saw blood on the floor and that somebody got hurt.”
Cops are unsure what Wang’s motivations were. There is little that is known of Wang at this time. She moved to the United States from China along with her husband and children about a year ago.
Her husband, who spoke with reporters through a translator, said that she was a little depressed but, “Everything seemed normal with her. No red flags, no issues.” Wang remains hospitalized and under psychiatric care.