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Woman facing charges after allegedly stabbing 4-month-old nephew in buttocks

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Woman Charged, Stabbed Baby

New London, Conn. (WFSB) – A New London woman is being charged with stabbing her 4-month-old nephew in the buttocks during an argument with her boyfriend in May.

New London police said they arrested 23-year-old Brittany Melendez on Wednesday morning.

The baby’s mother, Desiree Hamlin, said her sister was staying at her home with her boyfriend for a few days last month.

“They would watch my child while I was at work,” Hamlin said.

One of those nights, the couple had a fight and Hamlin said Melendez charged at her boyfriend with a sharp object.

“I’m not sure how the boyfriend was holding my son. I’m not sure if he picked up my son while she was coming toward him, I don’t know, I wasn’t here,” Hamlin said.

Hamlin and her husband got home moments after the incident and rushed 4-month-old Kymani to the hospital, where he received stitches.

Hamlin said he healed nicely and it is time for her sister to be held accountable.

Melendez was charged with second-degree assault, criminal attempt at first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts risk of injury to a minor, possession of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.

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