There are some wicked people in this world…
A 34 year-old man based in New York, is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion allegedly googled how to kill an unborn child. He beat her so badly that she had to have an emergency cesarean to remove the dead child’s remains.
Torey Branch and an accomplice allegedly attacked Mia Jones in the hallway of her building on March 28, 2014 while she was nearly seven months pregnant.
Police told jurors this week that Branch googled phrases like ‘Can being hit in the stomach cause a miscarriage?’ and ‘What happens if a pregnant woman gets hit in the stomach?’ two months before the alleged assault.
Police also said Branch deleted texts that he wrote to Jones in the days leading up to the attack and even the morning of. According to the New York Post, he reportedly texted her hours before the attack, ‘I wanna f**k.’
Jones was on her way home from a doctor’s appointment when police say Branch and another masked man beat her. Jones previously testified that Branch tried to convince her to have an abortion and even made appointments for her to do so and offered her money. She refused. The baby would have been named Kennedy.
‘I just wanted to hold her I wanted her to breathe and wake up, she was lifeless so was so innocent and beautiful. I loved her with all my life,’ Jones testified in Branch’s Brooklyn Supreme Court criminal trial on February 6.
According to The New York Daily News, Jones was left with two fractured eyes and she needed two blood transfusions and stitches for the wound to her eye.
‘My face was really big and heavy… I was in the most pain of my entire life,’ she told the court a few days ago.
If convicted, Branch faces up to 25 years in prison. He is charged with burglary, abortion, and criminal trespass.
Branch’s attorneys have argued that Jones had multiple sexual partners, one of which could have been responsible for the attack.