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Man who beat his pregnant wife until she died tells police he didn’t know that a beating will kill her

By Mason White 4:12 PM October 20, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A man was arrested on charges of murder after he beat his pregnant wife until she fell unconscious, police in Nigeria said.

The Enugu State Police said that they arrested Ozoemena Nwankwo, after he allegedly beat his pregnant wife, Ndidi Nwankwo, in public.

The incident occurred about 10:00 p.m. on Friday, just outside the couple’s home.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect beat the woman, who was four months pregnant, until she lost consciousness.

Ozoemena Nwankwo was described by his neighbors as a chronic wife beater. The woman suffered a serious injury on her right leg as a result of the beating.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene, transported her to a nearby hospital, where she later died. Nwankwo told police that he didn’t think that his pregnant wife will die as a result of the beating.