A YOUNG mum has been stabbed to death by her ex as she slept next to her three-month-old baby.
Teen mum Pamela Rodriguez, 17, was asleep in her family home in the Argentine province of San Juan when her ex-boyfriend allegedly broke in and attacked her with a knife.
Pamela shared her home with her mother Lorena and her brother in the department of Calingasta in north-western Argentina.
The 21-year-old unnamed ex lived next door to the victim, according to local media reports.
He encountered the teenager's mother while trying to escape the home and she was pushed over and knocked unconscious.
Pamela was left bleeding but still alive when the ambulance arrived to take her to hospital.
Her mother told local media that while in the ambulance her daughter "was asking about her child and we all told her that she was all right."
Tragically the young mum later died while being treated by doctors.
We filed a lot of reports because he used to beat her and they did nothing about it. She would be alive today if they gave the reports a bit more importance.
Police spokesperson Angel Gonzalez said the suspect had a restraining order against him.
However, Gonzalez said as he lived next door the order was "ineffective".
A psychologist reportedly told the victim to leave the home they shared, according to her mother.
Lorena claimed that the local authorities never took her daughter's reports against her ex boyfriend seriously.
She said the couple broke up in December, but was "always bothering her".
Around the same time, the suspect allegedly tried to kill himself.
Lorena added: "We filed a lot of reports because he used to beat her and they did nothing about it.
"She would be alive today if they gave the reports a bit more importance."
Lorena confirmed that the baby is healthy and that she will raise the child.
The suspect has been arrested and the investigation continues.
The news comes as an Australian man burned his wife and children to death in an horrific car fire.
Rowman Baxter doused his family in petrol before setting it alight.
His wife Hannah, 31, daughters Laianah, six, and Aaliyah, four, and son Trey, three, were trapped in the car as it erupted in flames.
Hannah was on her way to driving the children to school when Baxter ambushed them.
She jumped from the wreckage and was rushed to hospital with "significant burns", but succumbed to her injuries and died hours later.
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