Bucks County Man Stabs Pregnant Girlfriend: Cops

Police say a Bucks County man asked his girlfriend to watch the sunrise and then brutally attacked her with a knife.

By Jackie Gailey
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:49 PM EDT
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Man Stabs Pregnant Girlfriend: Cops

Bucks County Courier Times

Glenn Witherspoon is in jail on $1 million dollars bond. He's accused of brutally stabbing his pregnant girlfriend in Bristol Township early Thursday.

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A Bristol Township man is accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend several times with a large knife early Thursday.

According to an Affidavit of Probable Cause obtained by NBC10, Glenn Witherspoon, 24, told Jessica Field "I'm sorry I have to do this," before attacking her as they sat in a car.

Field, 22,  told police Witherspoon called her several times early Thursday morning and asked her to come to his home on Airacobra Street.

Investigators say When Field arrived, Witherspoon got into her car and wanted to go to the Lennox Parking Lot to watch the sunrise. When they arrived at the lot, Witherspoon pulled a knife and stabbed Field in the chest, just above her heart.

Field and Witherspoon struggled and Field was stabbed several more times according to officers who say Field suffered a three inch laceration on the side of her neck.

Field was able to lock the car doors when Witherspoon got out to get something from the trunk, as Field drove away, Witherspoon jumped on the hood of the car to try to stop her, said police.

She made it to her home on Jackson Street and relatives called 911. At about the same time police received a call about a man walking along Monroe Street who appeared to be bleeding from the head. When officers arrived on Jackson Street, investigators say they approached the man, later identified as Witherspoon, and he told them, "I didn't want to do it, is she alright?"

Witherspoon is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of a weapon.

He was arraigned Thursday before Bristol District Judge Frank Peranteau and sent to Bucks County Prison in lieu of $1 million cash bail.

Field is being treated at Aria Health's Torresdale campus and is expected to survive. Police told phillyburbs.com that Fields is about eight weeks pregnanat and it's believed that Witherspoon is the father.
 

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