Newark man charged with causing pregnant woman to lose baby

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A Newark man has been charged for beating a pregnant woman so badly that she lost her unborn baby.

Joanisson DeSouza, 31, was arrested at the Spring Lane Motel in Elizabeth on Tuesday.

Police say the victim prematurely delivered an infant who was pronounced dead. She has been treated for her injuries and is in stable condition at University Hospital in Newark.

DeSouza is charged with aggravated assault and may face additional charges.

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