Bronx man who suspected his pregnant fiancee of cheating on him repeatedly stabbed her, killing her unborn child — then fled with her cell phone so she couldn’t call for help, cops and sources said Tuesday.
Oscar Alvarez snapped during an argument with Army vet bride-to-be Liv Abreu at their apartment on Walton Avenue near East 165th Street around midnight, grabbing a knife and plunging it into her six times, cops said.
As the 26-weeks-pregnant Abreu lay bleeding in the fourth-floor apartment, Alvarez then spent about an hour cleaning himself up before running off with her cell phone and car keys, the critically wounded woman told detectives from her hospital bed, according to sources.
Once Alvarez fled, the tough-as-nails former Army Airborne parachutist crawled out of her apartment, knocked on a neighbor’s door and called 911.
Abreu was rushed to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition but had stabilized enough by Tuesday afternoon to talk with investigators.Her unborn child — whom she hinted on social media was a girl — could not be saved.
“She was so happy about that baby,” said a neighbor, Norma Van Demark, 60. “She would say, ‘I can’t wait until my baby comes.’
Cops believe that Alvarez, 30, was the father of the baby, but law-enforcement sources told The Post that he flew into a rage because he suspected Abreu, also 30, was cheating on him.
After the attack, Alvarez sped off in Abreu’s Jeep, only to abandon it about a block away from their apartment building, sources said.
He turned himself in to cops at Transit District 11 near Yankee Stadium a few hours later, first claiming that the stabbing was an “accident” before clamming up and demanding a lawyer, sources said.