Calif. man hired men to beat pregnant girlfriend

September 21, 2010 8:52:55 AM PDT
A Southern California man faces 25 years to life in prison for paying two men $500 to stage a robbery and punch his pregnant girlfriend so she would have a miscarriage. Jaime Solis Olmos was convicted Monday of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The Ventura County Star says the 22-year-old Oxnard man didn't want to support a child, and girlfriend Justina Cornejo told him she would not get an abortion.

A prosecutor says Olmos then hired two men to stage a robbery.

While Olmos and Cornejo were parked in a car at a Newbury Park overlook in January 2008, the men attacked the woman, punching her in the face and stomach.

The woman later gave birth to a boy who is now a healthy 2-year-old.