A man accused of stabbing his wife and two neighbors who came to help her faces an additional criminal charge Wednesday.
Ryan Bourdon, 25, is now charged with neglect or abandonment of dependent person.
Police said the additional charge is because Bourdon's wife, Rebekah, was holding the couple's chiild when she was stabbed.
On Tuesday, one of two Des Moines brothers who tried to save Rebekah during the domestic dispute said that the charges filed in the case were not tough enough.
K.C. Ablett said he is outraged that the man who stabbed him, his brother and a woman on Monday is only facing assault charges in the case.
Ablett said Ryan Bourdon didn't want to assault his estranged wife, Rebekah, when he began stabbing her, he wanted to kill her.
Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Edwards said Bourdon, 25, and his wife, Rebekah Bourbon, 26, were in a domestic dispute when neighbors heard calls for help and tried to assist. The two brothers, K.C., 37, and Jason Ablett, 33, tried to help Rebekah, who was being held at knifepoint, police said.
"My brother heard a whole bunch of screaming and pounding so we went over there and Ryan was on top of Rebekah," said Ablett.
Ablett said Bourdon was stabbing Rebekah in the back over and over again.
"I tackled him, try to get the knife away, by the time he did that, he stabbed me in the arm, cut three veins and an artery," said Ablett.
KC said Bourdon stabbed him and his brother several times before they were able to disarm him.
"He told the cops that he's lucky that the neighbors came over because he wanted to kill her," said Ablett.
Ablett said this isn't the first time Bourdon abused his wife.
"He used to beat her, put her in the hospital. He has prior domestic abuses on her," said Ablett.
Rebekah suffered eight stab wounds to her back and both of her lungs were punctured.
The Polk County Attorney said Tuesday that he couldn't comment yet on the case. He said that as with every case, the County Attorney's Office and the police department talk to discuss what charges should be filed.
Ablett said it will likely be weeks before Rebekah is allowed to leave the hospital.