Paola Delgado-Polanco was killed last week when her boyfriend beat her to death with a baseball bat. Amazingly, doctors were able to save her unborn baby, who was born three months premature is in a critical but stable condition.
Delgado-Polanco, who was originally from Mexico, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after Fernando Flores violently assaulted her at her trailer park home in Delaware. Polanco died hours later after paramedics found her at the scene. But, before she died, she gave birth to her baby girl, who is now at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
A news report has more on what happened:
Police were called to the home in the Waterford Trailer Park after paramedics found the woman unconscious inside the home. Investigators claim Paula’s injuries were caused by 24-year-old Fernando Flores who assaulted her.
Flores was arrested that same day and charged with assault, although the charges have now been elevated to that of manslaughter.
He is now in the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution awaiting trial.
Paola’s family in Puente de Camotlan in Mexico are hoping that people may be able to donate to help bring her body back to her home country.
They have set up a page which they also hope will help to raise some funds to help care for her newborn baby girl which the family will now look after.
“Paola Eden Delagado Polanco was a young thriving girl and full of life, with charming simplicity and humility,” reads a description on the funding page. “She died October 29 at her 21 years as a victim of domestic violence caused by her boyfriend in Bear, Delaware. Paola was six months pregnant, and by a miracle the baby survived.”