NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK News is learning more about the stabbing of a pregnant Fort Myers woman. Brand new details reveal the suspect, someone the pregnant woman knew, stabbed her more than 30 times... reportedly over a cell phone.
21-year old Kelsey Roberson is still in critical condition. Her boyfriend says Kelsey was six months pregnant and suffered multiple wounds to the abdomen during the attack. Roberson's boyfriend says doctors were forced to delivery the baby early in order to save his life. Family and friends are now hoping Kelsey and the baby boy will pull through.
Lee County Sheriff's deputies found Kelsey on Saturday, stranded inside a car near an abandoned apartment complex in North Fort Myers.
Deputies found her "covered in blood and screaming out in pain,".
The arrest report says Roberson "sustained approximately thirty separate stab wounds, to include several to the mid and lower back as well as her abdomen area."
41-year old Michael Ginsberg is under arrest for the attack, charged with attempted murder.
Friends say the stabbing stemmed from a car sale, gone wrong. Ginsberg was interested in buying Roberson's car and left his cell phone inside the vehicle. When Roberson tried to return the phone, that's when Ginsberg allegedly attacked her in his driveway.
The 21-year old told deputies Ginsberg stabbed her over and over, saying "Mike then put her in the back seat and drove her to her present location where he left her alone to die."
But quick thinking by Roberson may have saved her life.
She repeatedly honked the horn until neighbors called to complain. Deputies responded to the noise disturbance and quickly got her help.
Roberson's boyfriend says she is in critical but stable condition, and has a long road to recovery. He says the baby is in the Intensive Care Unit.
Ginsberg is being held at the Lee County Jail.