JEFFERSON CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – A 19-year-old man is facing charges after police said he strangled a woman who was pregnant with his child on Nov. 13, 2013 in Jefferson County, Ky.
According to police, the two were in an argument over money when the man, Lejuan Birdsong, strangled the woman. Police said Birdsong let go of the woman who then attempted to go downstairs, but Birdsong pushed her down the stairs.
The woman got up and went to get her purse so Birdsong would not take her money but Birdsong struck the victim repeatedly with a closed fist, according to police.
Police said the woman called police and she was later transported to Suburban Hospital.
According to the police report, the woman is 25-weeks pregnant with Birdsong’s child.
Birdsong is charged with wanton endangerment in the first degree and assault in the fourth degree.