Maliaya Tademy, a 2-year-old black girl, was fatally stabbed Monday, May 2, in the 3500 block of Arlington Avenue in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a battery at a home and found Ebony Epps, 22, and her daughter, Maliaya, inside with multiple stab wounds, police said.
Both were taken to a hospital, where the child was pronounced dead.
Epps, who is pregnant, remains hospitalized. The unborn child is expected to survive.
The suspect in the stabbing, Lataz Gray, a 22-year-old black man, had been dating Epps for about six months. Gray moved into the home about a month ago, and is not Maliaya's father, police told The Times.
After the stabbing, Gray was treated at a hospital for a cut for his hand.
At some point, he was ...
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