Florida man, 24, ‘strangled pregnant woman in apartment because he thought she had coronavirus’ – The Sun

A PREGNANT woman is recovering after a brutal attack by a man who thought she had coronavirus.

NBC reported that a police officer arrested Joseph Newell, 24, after witnessing him attack the six-month pregnant woman on Monday night.

Newell was allegedly intoxicated and rambled to police about COVID-19.

The victim, from Florida, told the officer he attacked her because he thought she had the deadly coronavirus.

The arrest reporter states that the officer saw him straddling his victim with, what appeared to be, his hands around her neck.

Despite verbal commands from police to stop, Newell continued beating his victim.

Newell faces an aggravated battery charge and is currently being held on a $15,000 bond.

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