- Associated Press - Saturday, May 12, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A 25-year-old Las Cruces man is accused of severely beating his pregnant girlfriend, causing her to have a miscarriage.

Police say the 22-year-old woman said Thursday that two intruders attacked her in the home where she lives with Timothy Trejo-Vigil and his mother but that investigators determined that her account was a ruse concocted by Trejo-Vigil and the girlfriend.

According to police, investigators also learned that Trejo-Vigil had a history of domestic abuse against the same woman.

Police say the woman was 15 weeks pregnant and had experienced a still-birth from being beaten.

Trejo-Vigil was arrested and jailed Friday on suspicion of second-degree felony attempted murder and multiple other crimes.



He remains jailed and court records don’t list a defense attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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