A New York man who is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion allegedly googled how to kill an unborn child.
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 this week told jurors 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 this week said that Branch deleted texts that he wrote to Jones in the days leading up to the attack...
'Can being hit in the stomach cause a miscarriage?' he supposedly typed in his web browser two weeks before Jones was pummeled so badly that she had to have an emergency cesarean to remove the dead child's remains.
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.
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