A Winnipeg, Canada toddler, who was stabbed multiple times while he slept in his bed on Wednesday, Oct. 30, is to be taken off life support.
Hunter Haze Straight-Smith, 3, who suffered severe brain damage, is to be removed from the machines keeping him alive Friday afternoon, Nov. 1, at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre, Todayville reported.
Daniel Jensen, 33, who was in an off-again-on-again relationship with the boy’s mother, Clarice Smith, is not the boy’s biological father, has been charged with attempted murder.
Court records showed Jensen was charged with assaulting Smith with a weapon and uttering threats in July. He was released on bail and ordered not to contact Smith, Winnipeg Free Press reported.
Police believe Jensen and Smith got into an argument that escalated into violence. He then walked to the Winnipeg home where Hunter was sleeping and stabbed him multiple times.
“They had this argument that escalated to her being assaulted and it kind of carried from there. This individual then left that location without the mother, attended the address on Pritchard Avenue where I believe some family members were at, entered that residence and attacked the child,” Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jay Murray said.
Jensen faced one count of attempted murder and one count of assault causing bodily harm, as well as seven charges for breaching court orders. He’s been detained in custody. The allegations against him have not been proven in court.
A vigil was organized for the Hunter at 1:30 p.m. Friday outside the Children’s Hospital.