Port Richey man charged in beating of pregnant girlfriend

PORT RICHEY — When officers arrived they found a pregnant woman, beaten severely and covered in blood close to midnight Thursday.

Authorities say her attacker was her boyfriend — William F. Workman, a 47-year-old roofer. He was smeared with the woman's blood, which also was splattered inside their Port Richey home, according to a report from the Port Richey Police Department.

Their 6-year-old son witnessed the beating, the report states.

When questioned, Workman told officers his girlfriend had fallen and cut herself and purposely smeared her blood on him so she could get him in trouble.

The report does not say how far along the girlfriend is pregnant. She said Workman "had been kicking her in the stomach for several days."

The woman was taken to Morton Plant North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey. Her condition was not known Saturday.

Workman is charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant person and false imprisonment.

He is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail with bail set at $15,000.

Port Richey man charged in beating of pregnant girlfriend 05/09/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 9, 2009 2:04pm]

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