Utah man sentenced in pregnant teen beating case

Utah man sentenced in pregnant teen beating case

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VERNAL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty to second-degree felony attempted murder for beating a pregnant girl to try to cause a miscarriage has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported on its Web site Tuesday that 21-year-old Aaron Harrison also was sentenced in 8th District Court in connection with four other unrelated cases. He could serve up to 20 years.

Prosecutors have said a 17-year-old Uintah County girl paid Harrison, of Naples, $150 to beat her after her boyfriend threatened a breakup if she didn't get rid of the child.

Court documents said Harrison brought the girl in May to his home, where he was accused of striking her and biting her, leaving bruises on her stomach and a bite mark on her neck. The baby survived the beating.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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