Woman manages to give birth despite being set on fire hours earlier
In an apparent incident of domestic violence, a pregnant woman was set on fire.
According to ABC7, the Maryland woman came running from her home screaming and on fire. Her neighbors rushed to help put her out, but the stress may have caused her to go into labor.
Reports reveal that despite burns, the woman was able to give birth successfully and the child is healthy and fine. The mother is in critical condition, however.
The suspect ultimately surrendered to officers and was taken into custody. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experienced some form of physical violence by a partner in their life. Between July 2015 and June 2016, 55 people were murdered in Maryland in domestic violence-related crimes.