A 38 year old eight months pregnant Brooklyn woman found stabbed to death was scheduled to get married the very next day.
Vindalee Smith’s body was discovered by her landlord on the floor of her apartment in her East Flatbush Brooklyn apartment.
There was no sign of forced entry into her apartment and there was no weapon recovered although she had a gaping wound in her neck.
Tragically, her unborn child did not survive.
Smith has four grown children who are in their teens and their 20s.
Smith allegedly had a feud with a former neighbor who had threatened to kill her, however Smith had moved to another apartment, according the Church Pastor of the Church that she was active at and supposed to get married at.
Smith may have been unemployed but previously worked for a home care agency.
According to some experts, stranger on stranger murder, especially of a pregnant woman, is not that common and in many cases, the murder of a pregnant woman is often a homicide resulting from domestic violence.
ABC.net.au claims that a women’s risk of violence increases substantially if she tries to end the relationship or, if she is pregnant.
They also cite a 2005 survey that had very disturbing findings. According to the survey, almost 15% of pregnant women were victims of domestic violence from a current or former partner and that for half of the women, it was the first time that they experienced physical violence from that person.
No word on if the man she was supposed to marry is a suspect although the Wall Street Journal reports that that he has been spoken to and Smith’s family and friends have been interviewed.