Phoenix PD: Police find pregnant assault victim curled up on neighbor's doormat

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 20:46:14-04

A Phoenix man is facing a negligent homicide charge after he reportedly beat his girlfriend so severely, her unborn baby was killed.

Court records show that on June 24, just before midnight, police were called to a home near 38th Avenue and McDowell Road where they found a woman severely beaten, curled up in a ball on a doormat.

Police report that the woman was in an argument with her boyfriend, 26-year-old Luis Daniel Geminiano Arredon.

Arredon allegedly beat her with his fist, then whipped her with a belt and electrical cord. He also reportedly kicked her several times in the abdomen, knowing she was several months pregnant.

Police say the victim was covered with blood, had bruises and welts on her body and her face was swollen "to the point of disfigurement."

The victim reported to police that the beating occurred in their bedroom. She tried several times to jump out of the window, since Arredon had blocked the door.

At one point she succeeded as they both fell out of the window. Arredon tried to pull her back, grabbing onto her pants which came off. The woman managed to get to a neighbor's home, where she was found in front of the door.

Arredon yelled at the neighbor to, "stay out of it," but then grabbed their daughter and left.

A few hours later Arredon snuck back into the house through a back door while police were still outside in the front.

Police convinced Arredon to come out. Arredon reportedly told police that he found out that the victim had cheated on him and "he lost it." He admitted to beating her, but denied kicking her in the stomach, saying she fell on her stomach when she jumped out of the window.

The couple's daughter has been placed with relatives.

Arredon is being held on a $50,000 bond and an "immigration hold."

He is facing charges of aggravated assault, unlawful imprisonment and negligent homicide for the death of the baby.