Pregnant teen stabbed in the STOMACH by jealous ex-boyfriend in frenzied knife attack… but both she and baby survive

A PREGNANT teenager was stabbed in the stomach by her jealous ex-boyfriend in a frenzied attack – but she and her baby miraculously survived.

Kayla Witek, 18, was knifed nine times and pushed down the stairs after her controlling ex broke into her parents’ home in Melbourne, Australia.

Kayla Witek and her unborn baby both survived the horror knife attack
Kayla Witek and her unborn baby both survived the horror knife attack
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The attacker plunged the knife into her stomach, head, back and chest, and left her with serious injuries including a broken back, ribs and a punctured lung.

But she was saved by the heroic actions of her sister Tilly, who dragged her to another room while fending off the assailant.

Kayla, now 21, said she struggles to recall details after she blacked out but couldn’t “feel anything” at first as the attack was so sudden and quick.

She told Daily Mail Australia she remembers a “shadowy figure” outside moments before the ferocious attack.

She said: “He just started stabbing me in the back. I didn’t feel anything and I had no idea what was going on.

“I fell down the stairs and then he just kept on stabbing me, that’s when I started feeling it.

“I started screaming and that’s when my sister came.”

Seriously wounded, she was in an out of consciousness for 24 hours and doctors did not know if her baby would survive.

But she later gave birth to a healthy son, Ariel, who is now aged three.

I fell down the stairs and then he just kept on stabbing me


Kayla Witek

Kayla had been living with the attacker – the father of her unborn child – but fled when he and his family tried to control her life.

She said: “He took my sim card from my phone. He started calling my friends, telling them I’d been sleeping around.

“Then he took control of my finances and basically locked me in the house.”


At one point she says she couldn’t even have a shower without his mum watching her or go to the bathroom alone.

Kayla has set up a Facebook account to support other women who have experienced domestic violence.

Her baby Ariel is now three and the pair have moved away to start afresh.

Pregnant Kayla was knifed nine times and pushed down the stairs, suffering a punctured lung and broken back
Pregnant Kayla was knifed nine times and pushed down the stairs, suffering a punctured lung and broken back
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She still bears the scars three years on
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