3-year old Oshawa boy dies of stabbing rampage wounds

CTV Toronto 12/04/2008 10:11
The Kelly family is pictured in this handout photo.

The Kelly family is pictured in this handout photo.

The three-year-old boy caught up in a tragic domestic stabbing incident in Oshawa this past weekend has died in hospital.

Nathan Kelly died Wednesday at the Hospital for Sick Children from injuries he suffered after being stabbed at a birthday party for brother Brandon, 11, at the family's home on Nov. 29.

The toddler's mother, Lesley Kelly, also died from wounds suffered during the attack, but survived long enough to call 911. Family and police say she died trying to shield her husband and children from the attack.

Rick Kelly, Nathan's 29-year-old father, and brother Riley, 5, were both injured. They are recovering in hospital and are expected to survive.

The suspect, 47-year-old Gino Petralia, showed up at the party. His son Steven, 13 and Rick's half-brother, had been taken in by the Kellys after the boy's mother died this past summer. Rick asked Petralia to leave, which may have triggered the attack. Steven wasn't injured in the outburst of violence.