Woman booked with attempted murder in stabbing that injured baby, three others

NEW ORLEANS – Police announced the arrest of a woman Tuesday who they said attacked another person holding a baby, stabbing the child.

Edwardnisha Raiford, 22, was arrested and booked on attempted first-degree murder and battery charges after police identified her as a suspect.

MORE: 9-month-old baby, 3 others stabbed during fight in St. Roch

Police said during a large fight in St. Roch Monday, Raiford was with a group that pulled out knives and a gun.

Investigators said Raiford told them she was targeting a female holding the baby, but hit the 9-month-old by accident.

Detectives are working to identify other people involved in Monday’s fight. The investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to called Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

(© 2016 WWL)


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