A woman who is 37 weeks pregnant was beaten with a baseball bat and injected with methamphetamine against her will in Charleston, West Virginia, on Thursday. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Kyle Wilson Stowers, 21, is accused of being the man behind these despicable actions.
He has been charged with malicious wounding and is being held on a bail of $10,000. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
The woman claimed that Stowers attacked her inside a home, striking her in the head, face, legs and torso with a wooden baseball bat numerous times. She has suffered cuts and bruises from the attack. Then, according to the woman, he left her “for dead.” Before fleeing, though, he allegedly injected meth into her arm, The Associated Press reported. Charleston police caught up with Stowers and arrested him shortly after the violence.
Police are unsure of the motive behind the alleged attack. According to WWOK, the victim was Stowers’ girlfriend.
“Typically one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime which is a terrible statistic in and of itself,” Jennifer Goddard, who works with the YWCA in Charleston, told WSAZ.
As a result of the assault, the victim has reportedly endured severe pain. The condition of her unborn baby has not yet been reported.
[Photo: Kanawha County Jail]
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