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Pregnant Woman Stabbed to Death in Her Apartment

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TERRY TOWN, La. (WGNO) – Jefferson Parish deputies are trying to figure out who stabbed a pregnant woman to death inside her apartment on the Westbank.

Investigators say 23-year-old Katherine Martinez was found lifeless, lying on the kitchen floor. Martinez’s family tells deputies she was in her final trimester.

Authorities say the stabbing happened early Sunday morning, just before 1 a.m., at Martinez’s apartment on the 600 block of Whitney Avenue in Terry Town.

The news has left her neighbor’s in shock.

“I didn’t really hear the commotion or nothing like that, but if I would tried to intervene; to try to help this lady who is carrying a child. That’s not right. People don’t get involved, I don’t get involved. There’s no Christianity any more,” says neighbor Sonte Hebert.

As of Sunday evening JPSO deputies had not named any suspects or a motive.