A 14-year-old boy will face court after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a pregnant woman in her Sydney home, labelled by her family as a “senseless, terrible, and random act of violence”.
Pei-Jiun Cheah, who is seven months’ pregnant, is in a stable condition at Royal North Shore Hospital after being stabbed multiple times in the chest and abdomen in the attack at her Mt Colah home on Thursday night.
The child she is carrying is also in a stable condition, the 33-year-old’s family said in a statement on Saturday.
The teenager was found on a nearby street with hand injuries after the attack and underwent surgery himself later in the evening, police say.
He has been charged with attempted murder, special aggravated break-and-enter and committing a serious indictable offence, and wounding person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.