Man tried to kill unborn child by forcing detergent down his teenage lover's throat
A man attempted to kill his unborn baby by getting his cousin along with a minor to force detergent down his pregnant lover's throat. Harief Pearson, 22, orchestrated the attack on his 17-year-old lover to try and induce a miscarriage at his home in Harlesden in London.
The Harrow Crown Court heard that Pearson 'did not want to be a father' and hence carried out the vile attack accompanied by his cousin, Kydie McKenna, and a 16-year-old accomplice, Evening Standard reported.
The pair punched, stepped on, and kicked the teenager in the stomach, back, and chest in an ordeal which lasted for several hours on December 12 last year.
The court also heard how Pearson had used his phone to search for "how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy" and "what can heroin do to an unborn baby" before perpetrating the attack.
The trio had also ripped out one of the victim's nails and poured alcohol on her bloodied face. While the attack was going on, Pearson told the cousin, "I don't think it's dead yet, continue" before leaving the room. The court also heard that when the victim asked for water, blue laundry detergent was poured into her mouth.
The prosecutors said that Pearson stopped the attack only when he thought his mother was coming home.
The victim was warned that she would be killed and then dumped out in the street. Luckily, the unborn baby was able to survive the attack. Pearson confessed to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice mid-way through his trial.
The 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons also pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, administering poison with intent to procure a miscarriage, and false imprisonment.
McKenna also admitted to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice at a hearing on 10 May.
All three of the attackers will be returning to court for sentencing on July 5.
Luisa Stuart from the CPS shared, "This was a vicious, shameful and premeditated attack on a vulnerable young pregnant victim. It was orchestrated by Pearson because he did not want to be a father. I hope these convictions provide some level of comfort to the victim who has shown immense bravery throughout this investigation and trial. The CPS takes allegations of violence extremely seriously and will prosecute perpetrators where there is sufficient evidence to do so."