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Man accused of trying to cut baby out of woman

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Posted at 11:57 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 18:19:28-05

CAMBY, Ind. -- A Camby man is accused of trying to cut his unborn child out of his girlfriend using a machete. 

According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Garett Carpenter, 23, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon, and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. 

Detectives say Carpenter allegedly used meth and heroin before he attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a machete. According to the reports, Carpenter attempted stabbing the woman several times with a machete before he realized he was thrusting the handle-end of the weapon into her stomach.

After the woman escaped, Carpenter returned to the room with a bible and a box cutter before he was stopped by witnesses at the scene. 

During the attack, Carpenter allegedly said, "the baby is a mistake," and "the baby was Satan." The woman was taken to a hospital and told police Carpenter, "didn't know what he was doing." 

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