Man gets 10 years for beating pregnant girlfriend

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MADISON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

A Jefferson County judge sentenced 25-year-old Dominic Beaven on Wednesday after the Madison man pleaded guilty to battery, strangulation, domestic battery and invasion of privacy.

The Madison Courier reports that Beaven was charged after a January argument with his then-girlfriend turned violent.

Police were called to the couple’s apartment after Beaven choked the pregnant woman, picked her up by the neck, slammed her against a door and threatened to kill her and her unborn child.

The woman testified that the altercation escalated after Beaven hit her son in the neck with a fruit snack and took her cellphone. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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