KENTUCKY MAN BEAT PREGNANT WOMAN SO BADLY SHE HAD A MISCARRIAGE, AUTHORITIES SAY

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Source: Laurel County Sheriff; MEGA

Mar. 1 2021, Updated 11:34 a.m. ET

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A man allegedly beat a woman severely enough to cause her to miscarry her fetus. Now, the suspected attacker faces a homicide charge.  

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The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Freddy T. Humfleet, 44, of London, Kentucky. The arrest occurred after the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office received details from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office that Humfleet was the man behind the attack.  

After receiving the tip from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators traveled to Humfleet’s home. There, they learned Humfleet hit a woman with his fists and also a wooden board causing severe bruising and cuts to her face, neck and body, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Humfleet also choked the female victim, which impeded her normal breathing, according to the sheriff’s office. The severe beating caused the woman to miscarry an approximate 10-week old fetus.

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After receiving the tip from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel County Sheriff’s investigators traveled to Humfleet’s home. There, they learned Humfleet hit a woman with his fists and also a wooden board causing severe bruising and cuts to her face, neck and body, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Humfleet also choked the female victim, which impeded her normal breathing, according to the sheriff’s office. The severe beating caused the woman to miscarry an approximate 10-week old fetus.

On Friday, deputies arrested Humfleet. He faces multiple charges after the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office investigation. He was charged with:

  • Third-degree fetal homicide 
  • Second-degree assault 
  • First-degree strangulation 
  • First offense possession of a controlled substance 
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The homicide charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 

Humfleet was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center and remains there on a $250,000 bond. 

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