OTTAWA — A 21-year-old man who beat his pregnant girlfriend to make her unattractive to other men was sentenced to a year in jail Wednesday.
Marcel Mario Vien struck his pregnant girlfriend three times in the stomach and scratched her chest five or six times, causing bruising over a two-month period in August and September 2008, according to an agreed statement of facts.
Vien also grabbed the neck area and strangled the woman, dug his fingers into her mouth and inflicted bloody scratches that were so deep they left permanent scars on her back and side.
The story doesn’t say what, if anything, happened to the baby she was carrying. Maybe they forgot that detail?by