SALT LAKE CITY -- A plea deal could soon be reached in the case of a man accused of beating a pregnant woman so she would have a miscarriage.
Arron Harrison is currently charged with second-degree felony attempted homicide in connection with the beating in May.
Prosecutors say the 17-year-old girl asked Harrison to help her terminate her pregnancy, and he did so by punching her repeatedly in the stomach.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports lawyers for Harrison told a judge on Tuesday they are working with prosecutors to bring the case to a conclusion without going to trial.
The 17-year-old has already pleaded guilty to second-degree felony criminal solicitation to commit murder.
The baby survived the attack and will be placed in care of the state after birth.