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Woman arrested for physically attacking pregnant woman

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Ebonee Francois (Source: EBRSO) Ebonee Francois (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A 19-year-old woman from Baton Rouge was arrested for attempted feticide after she allegedly attacked a pregnant woman. The victim told police that the incident started over an argument regarding a man. 

According to the probable cause report, the incident happened on Monday, June 2 shortly before 9 p.m. Witnesses told police that the suspect, Ebonee Francois, attacked the victim near a home located on North 36th Street. 

"[Francois]…chased the victim, striking her in the right side of her face with a closed fist, causing a swollen eye," an officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department noted in the report. "[She] then did grab the victim by her hair, dragging her to the ground. The victim struck her head on the ground as she was dragged down. [She] then kicked the victim, who is 38 weeks pregnant, in the stomach at least twice, and kept trying to drag her around, until bystanders intervened." 

The arresting officer noted that Francois was fully aware of the victim's pregnancy at the time of the attack. 

Francois fled the scene before police arrived. However, she reportedly turned herself in to police a short time later. 

Francois was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree feticide and simple battery. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. 

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