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March 3, 2008
Cranston woman indicted in death of baby's father
A 21-year-old Cranston woman has been indicted on one count of murder in the death of the father of their child.
Prosecutors allege Misty Ospina killed 22-year-old Richard Gibson, of Pawtucket, on Feb. 1 after the two got into an argument. The indictment by a Providence County grand jury was handed up Friday and announced today.
According to Pawtucket Police, Ospina went to Gibson’s house at around 8:45 a.m. on that day to drop off the then-8-month-old baby.
Pawtucket Police Maj. John Whiting says Ospina told police that she and Gibson got into an argument, and that he punched and choked her. Police say they did not see any markings on Ospina consistent with being struck.
Ospina allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Gibson once; he was pronounced dead just after 10 a.m. that day at Memorial Hospital Rhode Island.
Gibson, his girlfriend and the baby were in the room when the stabbing took place, according to prosecutors.
Ospina is set to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on March 26.
Pawtucket residents have used Gibson's death to promote awareness of domestic violence toward men.
-- projo.com staff writer Brandie M. Jefferson, with Journal archive reports
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