Chattanooga man charged in death of pregnant woman’s child
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A 23-year-old Chattanooga man has been charged with criminal homicide for fatally injuring an unborn child. Chattanooga Police say he beat the child’s mother, a 15-year-old pregnant girl.
Chattanooga Police say Justin Armour attacked the girl on Tuesday in a vacant house. Reports say the girl gave birth to the couple’s stillborn baby early Wednesday morning.
The girl, who was not identified because she is a minor, was five months pregnant.
Police say Armour locked the girl in a bedroom and beat her repeatedly throughout the day and into the night.
Armour has been charged with criminal homicide, domestic assault and false imprisonment. Police expect to file more charges as the investigation continues. He is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $750,000 bond.