Written by Richard Hartley-Parkinson
A man is facing jail after he tried to kill his unborn child by getting his cousin and a schoolgirl to pour detergent down his teenage girlfriend’s throat. Harief Pearson, 22, googled ‘how to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy’ and ‘what can heroin do to an unborn baby?’ in the run up to the attempted killing. He got his cousin, Kydie McKenna, 22, and a girl who cannot be named because she is 15, to help trigger a miscarriage because he did not want to be a father. His victim, 17, was held hostage for several hours at his home in Harlesden, north west London, last December. McKenna and the girl kicked, stamped and punched the pregnant teenager in the stomach, back and chest. They also ripped off one of her nails and poured alcohol over her bloodied face. Pearson told them ‘I don’t think it’s dead yet. Continue.’ before leaving the room.
Harief Pearson ordered the attack because he said he was not ready to be a dad (Picture: Central)
When the victim asked for water her attackers poured blue laundry detergent into her mouth. Her ordeal only ended when Pearson feared that his mum was going to come home and the victim was dumped in the street. Despite everything, the child survived the abuse. Pearson admitted trying to cause GBH part-way through the trial. The female attacker admitted attempting to cause GBH, administering poison to cause a miscarriage, and false imprisonment. McKenna admitted trying to cause GBH and perverting the course of justice
Kydie McKenna forced the girl to drink blue detergent in a bid to try and force an abortion (Picture: Central)
Proseuctor Luisa Stuart said: ‘This was a vicious, shameful and premeditated attack on a vulnerable young pregnant victim. It was orchestrated by Pearson because he did not want to be a father. ‘I hope these convictions provide some level of comfort to the victim who has shown immense bravery throughout this investigation and trial. The CPS takes allegations of violence extremely seriously and will prosecute perpetrators where there is sufficient evidence to do so.’ The will be sentenced on July 5.
Source: The Metro
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