By David Brand
A Flushing woman arrested after a ghastly knife attack on three newborn was indicted in Queens Criminal Court Friday.
Yufen Wang, 52, was charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly stabbing three infants and two adults at three-floor home on 161st Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 21. The home was reportedly used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their days-old babies.
Wang allegedly stabbed three of the nine infants, the father of one of the babies and a woman, 63, who worked at the facility while she was feeding one of the babies.
“The defendant carried out a brutal attack on several individuals including defenseless, innocent children,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “With a knife in hand, the defendant slashed and stabbed several infants — the youngest victim just 13-days old — a father staying at the location and another female caregiver.”
Wang allegedly stabbed her coworker in the leg, face and chest seven times. She also stabbed the baby the woman was holding and two other newborns.
Prosecutors say a father staying in the home woke up when he heard Wang stabbing the victims and stopped the attacks. Wang stabbed him in the leg and bit his wrist.
The infant victims — aged 22-days-old, 33-days-old and 13- days-old — all survived the attack.
When police arrived, they found Wang with what appeared to be self-inflicted knife wounds on his neck.
Wang was indicted before Queens Supreme Court Justice Suzanne J. Melendez and charged with four counts of second-degree attempted murder, four counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
If convicted, she faces between 5 and 25 years in prison.