Baby Shower Ends In Bloodshed

Posted Feb 17, 2009 by Carolyn E. Price
Police were called to a Mississauga home on Monday after it was reported that a 21-year-old man was suffering from a self-inflicted stab wound. A 28-year-old, seven-and-a-half-month pregnant woman has now been charged in connection with his death.
28-year-old Barbara Lantheir was hosting a baby shower for herself at her home yesterday afternoon when something went terribly wrong. Peel police responded to a 911 call that there was a man suffering from a self-inflicted stab wound. 21-year-old Jay Kumar lay on the floor with stab wound(s) to his chest. Kumar was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.
Lantheir has been charged with second degree murder and her common-law husband Faisal Malik, 38, is charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. The couple both appeared in court on Tuesday and were remanded into custody. Global TV's News Hour is reporting that the Children's Aid Society have been contacted and that they are monitoring the situation.
Police are saying that Kumar was not an invited guest to the shower, however, he did have a "pre-existing" relationship with the accused that was "drug related". Peel Regional Police Const. Marlene Murphy.
When we arrived at the house the information that we received was that the wound, it was a stab wound, had been self-inflicted. That was discounted quite quickly once we arrived at the scene and commenced our investigation.