OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – In 1999, a pregnant victim of a fatal stabbing attack gave birth to her daughter during emergency surgery. Twenty years later, her daughter died. Now, officials have ruled her death a homicide as well.
In 1999, Danielle Scott was eight months pregnant when police say she was stabbed in Oklahoma City.
“The victim from that incident was taken to an area hospital where sadly, she died,” said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “Simultaneously, doctors had performed a cesarean section.”
That’s when baby Kasiah Scott was born. She suffered life-long medical problems and lived at Bethany Children’s Health Center for 20 years.
Sadly, she died there on Nov. 23, 2019.
It wasn’t until this summer, over two years later, that the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner ruled her death a homicide due to birth complications from when her mother was stabbed.
Quirk said the department’s investigators have taken over and will present the case to the district attorney’s office.
James Patrick Lesley and Ricardo Virgo Blonner, convicted of Danielle Scott’s murder in 1999, are currently in prison but could face new charges related to Kasiah’s death.