Iowa man gets five years for slamming pregnant girlfriend into wall

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Cedar Rapids man has been given five years in prison for slamming his pregnant girlfriend into a wall.

The Gazette reports that 29-year-old Randelle Brown was sentenced Wednesday in Cedar Rapids.

A jury convicted him October 2 of domestic abuse assault, abuse assault, and other crimes.

Prosecutors say Brown grabbed the 25-year-old woman by the neck and slammed her against the wall on January 22, 2018.

He also slapped her face. She was 25 weeks pregnant at the time.

Prosecutors say he told her that if she tried to leave him he’d beat her again and that if she went to police, he would kill her. 

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