Little Ferry mother charged with murder in stabbing of infant

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LITTLE FERRY -

A mother accused of stabbing her infant to death inside the family’s Bergen County home has been charged with murder.

Hiralbahen Bhavsar also faces a weapons count stemming from the child's death.

Bergen County prosecutors say the 29-year-old Little Ferry woman called 911 Thursday evening and said she was having a medical emergency at her apartment.

Responding officers found several of Bhavsar's family members in the apartment, but she was inside a locked bedroom. She eventually came out, and officers then found the child dead from what appeared to be stabbing injuries.

Philippe Morena says that he lives a few doors down from the family. He says that he saw Bhavsar almost every day and describes her as happy and friendly.

“You hear these things in the big city, but not this far out in the suburbs,” he says.

The child's age and sex have not been released, but prosecutors said the victim as an infant.

News 12 New Jersey has learned that other family members were present inside the home at the time of the arrest. But it is unclear if they are facing any charges.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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