An MS-13 gang member tried to kill his baby mama ex-girlfriend on Long Island by repeatedly bashing her over the head with a stapler and stabbing her with scissors, police said Monday.
Kenny Cruz, 30, of Bay Shore allegedly went berserk around 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Hempstead when his 32-year-old ex came to his family’s house to discuss financial assistance for their 14-year-old kid.
The former lovers began arguing, and that’s when Cruz attacked her with the stapler – causing cuts so deep, her skull was exposed – then threw her to the ground and kicked her in the face, police said.
Cruz’s mom tried to intervene — but he also threatened her with the scissors, authorities said.
The thug stabbed the victim three times and grabbed her cell phone so she couldn’t dial 911, police said.
The woman escaped and drove herself home. Her mother took her to the hospital with three stab wounds, a collapsed lung and multiple cuts.
Cruz was charged Sunday with attempted murder, robbery, assault, weapons possession, unlawful imprisonment, menacing and criminal mischief.
Police said Cruz is a member of the violent MS-13 — or Mara Salavtrucha — street gang that has a stronghold in Long Island and is responsible for nearly a dozen murders in the last several months.