Plea deal in the works for man accused of beating pregnant girl

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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.

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