Man charged in newborn’s death

Published 4:50 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017

ROCHESTER — A Rochester man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman is charged with first-degree manslaughter after the infant delivered by emergency surgery died.

Police said the 20-year-old man pushed his girlfriend, who was 26 weeks pregnant, to the floor last Thursday.

According to a press release, the woman drove herself to the hospital after suffering abdominal pains. Doctors delivered the baby by emergency cesarean section. The child was on life support at Mayo Clinic-Rochester Methodist until Sunday night.

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