Three Long Beach Teens Face Attempted Murder Charges for Trying to Induce Miscarriage • Long Beach Post

Three Long Beach teens are facing attempted murder charges after one of them conspired with the other two to attack his pregnant girlfriend in order to induce a miscarriage, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

ADVERTISEMENT - Story continues below
Advertise with the Post

Angel Contreras, 17, Claudia Rodriguez, 18, and Candy Patricio, 19, each face two counts of attempted murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and one count each of kidnapping and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, officials stated Tuesday.

Contreras reportedly conspired with Rodriguez and Patricio to attack his pregnant girlfriend so she would miscarry, said Deputy District Attorney Troy Davis of the Victim Impact Program, who is assigned to the case.

Prosecutors said that on March 4, as the girlfriend walked to Contreras’ home she was allegedly accosted and punched in the stomach by Rodriguez and Patricio.

“Less than three weeks later, Contreras boarded a bus with his girlfriend and allegedly alerted Rodriguez and Patricio of their location so they could assault the victim again,” Davis said.

She was reportedly assaulted by Rodriguez and Patricio when she exited the bus. They also unsuccessfully tried to drag her into a car but a passerby saw the attack and saved the victim from being kidnapped, the prosecutor said.

The three defendants are scheduled to be arraigned May 31 in Department S01 at the Long Beach Courthouse.

The case is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.

Free news isn’t cheap.

We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.

However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.

If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5.00 Monthly


Share this:

« »