Broward County

Fort Lauderdale Man Accused of Throwing Infant Out Window, Stabbing Girlfriend in Eyes

Pierre Gabriel Ludovic Francois, 29, was arrested Saturday on three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon

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A Fort Lauderdale man is facing charges after authorities said he threw an infant out of a windown and stabbed the baby's mother in the eyes, leaving her blind.

Pierre Gabriel Ludovic Francois, 29, was arrested Saturday on three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.

The report said the incident happened at a home in the 2700 block of Northwest 12th Court.

Francois' mother told investigators that she was asleep in her room when Francois entered and "began acting like he was mad" and "began punching the walls and doors in the residence," the report said.

The mother said Francois started to hit her with a two by four, and said he was "screaming for her to stop hurting his mother while she was attempting to tell him that she is his mother," the report said.

She said Francois had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and wasn't taking his medication, and said she thought he was also under the influence of an unknown narcotic, the report said.

Francois' mother said after she was attacked she heard Francois hitting the infant girl and the infant's mother, who yelled out "don't hit us" before there was silence.

At one point, Francois was seen throwing the infant out of a window at the front of the home, the report said.

Francois' mother was able to run to a neighbor for help, and deputies responded to the home.

When they arrived, the deputies found the infant face down in the front yard, and she was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

Pierre fled the home but was taken into custody a short time later, the report said.

When deputies searched the home, they found the infant's mother with a laceration to her throat and multiple lacerations to her face, and she was also rushed to the hospital the report said. They also found a knife just inside the front door.

At the hospital, the infant was intubated and unresponsive. The doctor treating the infant said she was on life support with a traumatic brain injury and possible brain bleed, the report said.

The infant's mother was also intubated and unresponsive with a large laceration on her neck and bandages on her face. A nurse treating her said she had a laceration to her trachea, a laceration on her liver, multiple lacerations to her face, and stab wounds on her eyes. The nurse said she would be blind as a result, the report said.

Francois' mother had a dislocated thumb and lacerations on her forearms.

Francois was hospitalized before he was arrested and booked into jail, where he remained held without bond Tuesday. Attorney information wasn't available.

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