(Meredith)– Authorities believe a pregnant California female told her boyfriend to consistently punch her in the stomach to eliminate their coming kid last month.
The parents, who have actually not been recognized, are not currently dealing with any charges as authorities determine whether they dedicated a crime.
At 30 weeks pregnant, the female came to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield with bruises on her stomach that she attributed to mopping.
When physicians pulled her baby woman from the womb on Might 24, the kid had a fractured skull and other “traumatic injuries” that caused her death, Bakersfield Now reported citing a police affidavit. Suspicious medical staff informed police and the mother supposedly admitted that her
partner accepted beat her in an effort to eliminate their baby. He punched the mother’s stomach “at least 10 times,”up until she”stopped feeling the child move,” cops said.
The boyfriend, nevertheless, denied any participation in the baby’s death or harming the woman.
The cops department and district attorney’s office are awaiting a coroner’s report before any legal action is taken against the couple.
Speaking to Bakersfield Now, Kern County Deputy District Attorney Gina Pearl said the case is complicated.
“We’re actively reviewing it,” she said. “It’s a special case. We’re still examining. There’s a great deal of different angles.”
In California, abortion is legal until 24 to 26 weeks into a pregnancy. Killing a fetus is likewise allowed cases where continuing the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the mother.
Murder charges will not be pursued if the “act was solicited, helped, abetted, or consented to by the mother of the fetus.”
Information from KBAK-TV (https://www.bakersfieldnow.com) contributed to this story.
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