KERN COUNTY (CBS13) – A pregnant California woman had her boyfriend punch herself in the stomach several times in order to kill her baby, say police.
When the man and woman arrived at a Kern County hospital in May, the woman had bruises on her stomach, according to CBS affiliate WGCL-TV. The woman, who was 30 weeks along at the time, and said the injuries happened while she was mopping.READ MORE: Survivors Of Two Pandemics Credit Pets With Helping Them Survive
When doctors removed the fetus from her abdomen, they found it had a fractured skull as well as other injuries that led to her death, according to the police affadavit.READ MORE: California's Capitol Lit-Up Pink for Second Night, Women Talk End of Roe v. Wade
Police arrived at the hospital and questioned the woman who reportedly confessed that her boyfriend punched her stomach 10 times until she stopped feeling the baby move — something the boyfriend denies.
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Until the coroner’s report is completed, no charges will be filed against the couple.