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Slain Boston Surgeon Dr. Michael J. Davidson's Widow Gives Birth

Mikaela Jane Davidson was born at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital less than three months after her father Dr. Michael Davidson was shot there.
/ Source: NBC News

The widow of cardiovascular surgeon who was gunned down at a Boston hospital has given birth to a baby girl there less than three months after the killing.

Born on April 4 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Mikaela Jane Davidson will share the same initials as her father Dr. Michael J. Davidson. He was slain by a patient's son on January 20. Mikaela was named after her dad.

The surgeon was survived by daughters Kate, 10, and Liv, 8, two-year-old son Graham and wife Dr. Terri Halperin.

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

Halperin added that the family had "touched by the tremendous outpouring of love and support coming from family, friends, patients and all those kind-hearted souls who have been moved by Michael's senseless death."

Davidson, 44, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, was shot twice by Stephen Pasceri after an argument at the hospital. Pasceri, 55, was later found dead on its grounds from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His relatives told The Boston Globe that he blamed Davidson for his mother Marguerite's death, as he had treated her shortly before she passed away.

Mikaela Jane Davidson was born on April 4.Brigham and Women's Hospital


NBC News' Christopher Nelson contributed to this report.