Man killed unborn baby by repeatedly kicking pregnant girlfriend
A 22-year-old teaching assistant has been convicted of killing his unborn baby by kicking and stamping on his heavily pregnant ex-girlfriend.
The reason: She refused to have an abortion.
Kevin Wilson and his accomplice, a 17-year-old teenager, were found guilty of child destruction and causing grievous bodily harm to Ms Malorie Bantala, 22, in June this year.
She was eight months pregnant when the incident happened, The Guardian reported.
Wilson and the teenager, wearing crash helmets to disguise their faces, hid in the bushes outside Ms Bantala’s apartment in Peckham, south London, and attacked her as she was returning home after buying decorations for her baby shower.
The pair repeatedly kicked and stamped her stomach as she lay on the ground trying to protect her unborn child with one hand.
She said she knew that one of the men was Wilson.
Said Ms Bantala: “I remember looking at him and then something clicked in my mind... He turned round and we made brief eye contact."
The court heard how Ms Bantala had been in an on-off relationship with Wilson.
She had turned to him for comfort after the death of a nephew from sickle-cell anaemia, Mail Online reported.
She decided to keep the baby, despite Wilson’s repeated attempts to persuade her to have an abortion because he was not ready for fatherhood.
Source: The Guardian, Mail Online