SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A pregnant woman is in intensive care after she was allegedly stabbed by the father of her unborn child.
“I thought I was going to lose my sister or her baby, probably,” said David Rodriguez Salas.
Rodriguez Salas says things got out of control when his sister, Natalie Rodriguez, found sexually explicit pictures of herself online.
He claims Natalie’s ex, Daniel Vergara Flores, started posting the pictures to social media.
He says that Natalie went to confront Vergara Flores and demand that he take down the pictures.
When she didn’t come home, Rodriguez Salas says he went looking for her.
“He was beating her up and she was already bleeding,” he said.
Vergara Flores allegedly stabbed Natalie in the armpit, collapsing her lung.
Rodriguez Salas says he was able to wrestle the knife away and stab Vergara Flores.
However, the alleged suspect’s sister claims he is innocent.
“They blamed it on him because she’s pregnant,” said Stephanie Flores. “From what we know, my brother did not stab her.”
Instead, she claims that Natalie’s brother accidentally stabbed Natalie during the fight.
However, Rodriguez Salas says that is not the case.
“He stabbed my sister once and me twice,” said Rodriguez Salas. “I couldn’t do that. That’s crazy.”
All three people were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
He was already on probation for an assault with a deadly weapon conviction from 2013. He was also out on bail from a domestic violence arrest in February.