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Mother now a suspect in fatal stabbing of 5-year-old boy at UNC Chapel Hill

This is a street view of several buildings at the Baity Hill student family housing complex at UNC-Chapel Hill. Google Streetview
This is a street view of several buildings at the Baity Hill student family housing complex at UNC-Chapel Hill. Google Streetview

Investigators have named Ebony Oluwasegva, 34, as a suspect in the fatal stabbing of her 5-year-old son on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus late Saturday night.

The investigation is ongoing, a UNC-CH spokeswoman said. The police incident report lists the crimes as murder and non-negligent manslaughter.

On Sunday law enforcement officials said they were investigating a domestic incident that left a 5-year-old dead and the child’s parents injured just before midnight Saturday.

Campus police spokesman Randy Young said the weapon involved was a knife and that the parents were a UNC graduate student and his wife, both of whom received medical treatment. Young said a suspect was receiving medical treatment.

The incident report lists Victor Oluwasegva, 32, as another person involved in the incident.

UNC-CH’s Alert Carolina Emergency Notification System notified students, staff and faculty about the incident, saying it occurred in a single-family residence at the Baity Hill Graduate & Family Housing complex, which is designed for full-time graduate or undergraduate students with families, according to its website. The Baity Hill complex is located at 1600 Baity Hill Drive near the Dean E. Smith Center between Skipper Bowles Drive and Mason Farm Road.

In a related 911 call, a man is heard saying his wife had a knife and he took it away.

“She stabbed me; she cut me,” he said.

He said she stabbed him in the face while he was sleeping.

“I can’t talk. Please get somebody here now,” he said.

The man said his wife stabbed him many times.

On Monday, Aukur Patel, a 23-year-old UNC student seeking a master’s degree in statistics, said neighbors were told about the incident in a meeting.

“It was really shocking to me because it is really quiet here,” he said.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

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