A 17-year-old girl was stabbed 10 times as she walked home from work Monday night.
Natasha Martinez was walking home from her job at a local McDonald’s at 11:26 pm when a man in a white t-shirt and black pants lunged at her and stabbed her repeatedly in the back. Martinez was just steps from her Woodhaven home when she was attacked.
The victim’s mother, Wendy Martinez, said she heard her daughter yelling “Mama” and thought she had forgotten her keys.
“She had the key but had no time to take it out,” Martinez said. She called 911 and got a towel to stop the bleeding while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
Witness Teddy Betancourt said, “All of a sudden I heard the screams get louder and I said let me take a look and it was the young girl’s mother holding her up, screaming, it looked like she passed out.”
Wendy Martinez said her daughter is recovering at Jamaica Hospital and is heavily sedated. However, the teen lost a kidney and spent three hours in surgery. According to the New York Daily News, doctors took a vein from the teenager’s arm leg and inserted it in her arm.
Witnesses said the unidentified assailant may have followed Natasha Martinez home from her job. Police are currently searching for the suspect, who is described as a black male, approximately 6’5″. It is unclear why the teenager was attacked, and according to her mother, none of her belongings were taken.
Wendy Martinez said, “I don’t know what happened, if he was on drugs or if he wanted to kill her.” She also said that her daughter has never had any problems and that she has “always been a girl that goes from school to the house.”
We here at The Inquisitr wish Natasha Martinez a speedy recovery.