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Man stabs wife, child on highway during rush hour

AP , BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

A man repeatedly stabbed his two-year-old daughter and estranged wife along a highway while horrified people watched from their cars in rush-hour traffic, police and witnesses said.

The girl was in a car with her parents on Friday night when her father started stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife along Interstate 110, said Corporal L'Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman.

When the 26-year-old woman got out and ran to a sheriff's deputy in a squad car just ahead of them, her husband stabbed his daughter, McKneely said.

"He kept stabbing her until the knife was stuck in her head," witness Gloria Spears told a local television station.

The man then put the girl on the highway and drove off, side-swiping the deputy's car and striking his wife, police said.

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