Wife of slain Boston doctor gives birth to daughter

Mikaela Davidson was named in honor of her father Dr. Michael Davidson, who was shot and killed by a patient at Brigham and Women's Hospital earlier this year. (Courtesy: Brigham and Women's Hospital)

BOSTON (AP) — The widow of a cardiac surgeon shot and killed at a Boston hospital by his patient’s son has given birth to a baby girl less than three months after the doctor’s death.

This Oct. 24, 2006 photo provided by Mainframe Photographics, shows Michael J. Davidson, director of endovascular cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo)
This Oct. 24, 2006 photo provided by Mainframe Photographics, shows Michael J. Davidson, director of endovascular cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced Monday that Mikaela Jane Davidson was born April 4.

Mikaela’s father, Dr. Michael Davidson, was killed at the hospital on Jan. 20, leaving behind his wife, Dr. Terri Halperin, daughters age 10 and 8 and a 2-year-old son.

Halperin said in a statement, “At a time when my children and I are completely heartbroken over the loss of Michael, we are finding joy in Mikaela’s arrival.”

Police say Davidson was shot by Stephen Pasceri, who then killed himself.

Relatives say Pasceri may have held Davidson responsible for the death of his mother.

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