A Minnesota man fatally stabbed his pregnant wife, also killing their unborn child.

30-year-old Yevgeniy (Eugene) Savenok put 23-year-old Lyuba Savenok in a headlock and stabbed her in the throat. It all happened in front of her sister.

After the grisly crime, he sped away from the home with their two other children. The victim’s sister called 911 and reported her sister “lying inside on the floor with a knife protruding from her body”.


Savenok turned himself in a few hours later.

Luba Savenok was about to take custody of their 3-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. Mr. Savenok says that killing her was “probably like my only way out,” according to investigators.

His wife died from 12 stab wounds, and their unborn son died from premature birth after an emergency c-section at the hospital.

He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held in the Hennepin County jail on $5 million bail.