Watertown man accused of trying to kill fetus
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A Watertown man was ordered jailed Friday pending formal charges that he tried to kill his girlfriend’s fetus by punching her in the stomach during an argument.
Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Tris Baker said the 20-year-old man will face significant felony charges, “including attempted homicide of an unborn child.”
A probable cause statement said that during the argument he was punching the stomach of the woman, who is about 14 weeks pregnant, and saying he was going to kill her baby.
Court Commissioner Jennifer Weston ordered that he remain jailed for the weekend to give prosecutors time to prepare the criminal complaint. He is scheduled to be in court Monday.
Watertown police arrested him while investigating reports of a loud argument about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Information from: Daily Jefferson County Union, http://www.dailyunion.com