NY POST – A 37-year-old dad was stabbed to death in front of his 3-year-old daughter and fiancée outside a Starbucks in Canada after he asked the attacker not to vape in front of his child, his family said.
Paul Stanley Schmidt and his daughter Erica were outside the Vancouver coffee shop about 5:30 p.m. Sunday while his fiancée, Ashley Umali, was getting drinks, his mother, Kathy Schmidt, told the Vancouver Sun.
A horrifying video posted on social media captured the moment a man suddenly stabbed Schmidt, who was seen clutching his stomach as he staggered and fell to the ground in a pool of blood.
Schmidt said she was told that the suspect — identified as 32-year-old Inderdeep Singh Gosa — carried out the depraved attack after her son asked him not to vape in front of Erica.
“This is so horribly wrong what happened. He was just trying to protect his daughter. I’m angry and I’m sad,” she told the news outlet.
“Inderdeep Singh Gosa is just living the immigrant’s dream. Come to a vibrant western country, experience unfettered access to freedom, democracy and the opportunity to slaughter the native citizens on the street in front of their horrified wives and children and never face the possibility of deportation.” – Reddit user
“It all started because he was vaping beside the baby. Ashley’s in shock — she watched the whole thing. She’s so devastated,” Schmidt added.
Gosa has been charged with second-degree murder, but Schmidt said she would like the charge to be upgraded to first-degree, which requires proof of premeditation.
“He had a knife. I don’t carry a knife into a coffee shop, do you?” she said.
The grieving mom told CityNews that she was also shocked about how no one rushed to help her dying son.
“I was incredibly surprised that nobody from inside the Starbucks called for help, nobody outside called for help. It wasn’t until basically, he was in dire straits that somebody flagged down an officer on the sidewalk,” Schmidt told the outlet.
Schmidt grabbed his stomach, staggered, and fell after being stabbed …