“I just want to be able to move on and put all this behind me,” said the man’s girlfriend. “I know that I deserve better, and that I don’t have to put up with this kind of abuse. I’m just tired of being a punching bag.”
Las Cruces police have arrested a man suspected of severely beating his 15-week pregnant girlfriend. The girlfriend subsequently suffered a miscarriage from her injuries. When police arrived at the scene, they also discovered a small pet carrier inside a closet. The pet carrier was soaked in urine and the cat had no access to food or water.
Timothy Trejo-Vigil, 25, of the 2400 block of Lester Avenue, has been charged with a second-degree felony count of attempted murder; two counts of aggravated battery against a family member using a deadly weapon; two counts of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm; and one count of injury to a pregnant woman.
Trejo-Vigil also faces one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
Here’s the scoop from Las Cruces Sun News:
Police said they received a report at about 9 a.m. Thursday of an injured 22-year-old woman at a residence on Lester Avenue. Police said they learned the woman was Trejo-Vigil’s girlfriend of five years, and she lived there with Trejo-Vigil and his mother.
The woman was transported to Memorial Medical Center and then airlifted to University Medical Center of El Paso. Trejo-Vigil had left the home just prior to police being called, police said.
LCPD investigators said that sometime Wednesday, the couple got into a physical domestic dispute where Trejo-Vigil struck the woman several times. Investigators believe Trejo-Vigil used a heavy metal pipe and possibly a broken broom handle to severely beat the woman. The victim also had several human bite marks to her body, and multiple stab wounds to her knees and arms, police said. She suffered a broken jaw, broken nose and a large open wound to her forehead.
Trejo-Vigil was located and arrested Friday afternoon. He’s being held without bond at the Dona Ana County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
The cat was taken to an animal hospital and is reportedly doing well.
Will you say a prayer for this man’s wife?