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Man stabs pregnant girlfriend in an attempt to kill the fetus

Posted in pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by saynsumthn

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IOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — More details are emerging about the stabbing of a pregnant Sioux City woman and the ex-boyfriend charged with the crime.

Court documents allege that 20-year-old Thomas Rausch, Jr. knew the victim was pregnant and was out to kill her, and states that he wanted to kill the victim in hopes of killing the fetus.

Kasandra Smith, 20, called 911 Monday morning from the Morningside home the two had shared and told authorities she had been stabbed multiple times.

Court documents say Rausch had gone to the home at 1807 South Hennipen to get his things, when he pulled a knife from his pocket, walked up behind Smith and cut her throat.

Authorities say Rausch then stabbed Smith repeatedly, causing six serious knife wounds.

She remains hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center.

Her condition and that of her unborn baby are not being released at her family’s request.

Rausch is in the Woodbury County Jail, charged with attempted murder and “non-consensual termination of pregnancy.”

His bond is set at half-a-million dollars.