10 years in prison for Minneapolis man whose woman’s kick nearly killed their unborn child
A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for kicking a woman in the stomach in an attempt to kill her unborn child.
Cameron O. Clark was convicted in Hennepin County District Court last week in connection with the attack on the woman at an apartment complex north of Minneapolis on April 16.
Jurors convicted Clark last month of attempted second-degree murder of an unborn child and aggravated first-degree theft. With the credit for the time spent in prison since his arrest, Clark will serve about 10 years of his sentence in prison and the remainder on supervised release.
Complicit in the assault, Tanisha A. Dunn, 37, of Minneapolis, has agreed to plead guilty to aiding and abetting the attempted second-degree murder of an unborn child. The plea deal includes a 12-and-a-half-year cap on his sentence. Dunn’s sentencing is scheduled for November 5.
Based on the charges against Clark, he “constantly pressured [the woman] have an abortion. He was also threatening to be jumped on to cause her to lose the baby. “
The woman told police she went to meet Clark in his apartment and then Dunn sprayed her with a chemical irritant, the charges said. Clark tasered the victim, then he and Dunn started beating the woman, who was six months pregnant, targeting her abdomen.
Clark’s criminal history includes three convictions for domestic violence and one for theft. Dunn has been convicted more than a dozen times for theft, four times for drug offenses and once for assault.
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