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Teen punches pregnant girlfriend in attempt to miscarry

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ELLSWORTH (WKOW) -- A Minnesota teen faces an attempted homicide charge after he was accused of trying to cause a miscarriage of his unborn child.

The criminal complaint filed in Pierce County states 18-year-old Jessy Holtzkamp told an officer he was too young to become a father and didn't want the fetus born alive.

Last week, Holtzkamp punched the 27-year-old mother of his child multiple times in the stomach.  She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Holtzkamp is now charged with attempted first-degree homicide of an unborn child, aggravated battery of an unborn child and battery.  He's due in court Friday.

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