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Indiana man wielding Bible, box cutter stabs pregnant girlfriend while claiming baby ‘a product of Satan’

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 09:43:10-05

INDIANA -- An Indiana man was arrested last week after he allegedly tried to stab his pregnant girlfriend while claiming their baby was "a product of Satan."

According to FOX 59 in Indiana, Camby police arrested 23-year-old Garret Carpenter for the alleged attack, which occurred while the man was apparently under the influence of heroin and methamphetamine.

Audio from a 911 call captured moments from the intense encounter at a Camby trailer home.

Dispatch: "What's going on there?"

Caller: "He stabbed my granddaughter!"

Capt. Brent Worth of the Morgan County Sheriff's Department said Carpenter referred to the child his girlfriend is carrying as a product of Satan.

"He had made comments during the attack that the baby was a mistake and it was a product of Satan," Worth said.

According to court documents, the man's girlfriend said Carpenter was acting "very bizarre and very strange" and that he "asked for a hug and kiss" before grabbing a machete from the bedroom and attempting to stab her in the abdomen.

Carpenter had the machete held backward, so the stabbing effort failed. He then went after the woman with a Bible in one hand and a box cutter in the other while saying, "This baby was evil and was a mistake."

During the 911 call, a woman can be heard describing the scene.

Dispatch: "Where has she been cut at?

Caller: "I don't know. Where was you cut? She really don't know. He got her in several places, he just started stabbing."

Police responded, and Carpenter was arrested without incident. The victim is OK, but she said she doesn't know why he attacked her.

"She spoke as though that was out of character for him," Worth said. "I think he made mention to one of the detectives that he didn't mean to hurt her."

Carpenter is being held on a $100,000 bail and faces charges that include attempted murder. Click here for local coverage of this story from Fox 59 in Indiana.