Man Assaults Connecticut Girlfriend: "She is Stupid and Won’t Get an Abortion"
by Steven Ertelt
June 11, 2010
Waterbury, CT (LifeNews.com) — A Connecticut man was arrested on Wednesday after telling police he punched his girlfriend multiple times because she refused his request to get an abortion. This case comes as another in Memphis has a former police officer facing trial over allegations he killed his mistress after she refused his abortion demand.
Arturo Rojas, 41, reportedly punched his girlfriend in the stomach repeatedly because she would not get an abortion.
The Waterbury Republican American newspaper said Rojas was arrested Wednesday night after his girlfriend told police she was attacked despite her status as a pregnant woman three months along.
Office said the woman was shaking and crying when they arrive on the scene after she called 911. Rojas reportedly hung up the phone when she tried repeatedly to dial for emergency help, the paper indicated.
Rojas eventually left and came back to the woman’s apartment as police were investigating.
He admitted assaulting his girlfriend over her refusal to get an abortion, saying, Yeah, I (messed) that (woman) up. She is stupid and won’t get an abortion.
Rojas was charged with third-degree assault, disorderly conduct and interfering with an emergency phone call, the Waterbury paper indicated. If he goes to prison, it will be the second time following a stint last year when he assaulted a police officer.
Rojas is currently held on a $95,000 bond, a protective order was issued prohibiting him from having any contact with the unnamed woman, and he will face a court hearing on July 1.
This case comes after another one in Memphis, Tennessee and they are just the latest in what has become a national epidemic of men killing and attacking women who refuse to have abortions.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that a former Memphis police officer is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting of his girlfriend.
Chancy K. Jones initially was vague or silent during questioning but then admitted shooting Phyllis Malone because Jones said she threatened to tell his wife about their two-month affair if he did not give her money.
Malone, 31, was found shot to death in her car the morning of September 9, 2008 at a Shell gas station at 1709 Whitten Road near Interstate 40.
"It’s not every day you get a police officer accused of murder," Armstrong said when asked how he remembered the interrogation of Jones almost two years later. "When he came in he looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders."
Armstrong said Jones eventually opened up and gave police a five-page signed statement, part of which Armstrong read to the jury on Wednesday.
According to the defendant’s statement, Malone told Jones that she was pregnant and wanted money for the baby’s care and that she became upset when he told her he would think about it.
"So when I asked her about going to get an abortion done, she cursed and said hell no she wasn’t gonna do that. She was determined that she was going to tell her (Jones’ wife) and come to my house. I asked her not to do it. She said ‘Bye, Chancy.’ That’s when I pulled out a pistol and I shot her," he said.
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