October 15, 2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Girlfriend who Refused to have Abortion

Antonio Magana
Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Antonio Magana pled guilty to murdering his girlfriend in an incident on March 14, 2014. Magana was reportedly arguing with his girlfriend, attempting to convince her to have an abortion, with a witness in the car. The two walked into a park in Santa Paula, California while the witness stayed in the car to give them privacy. The witness heard a sound coming from the park, where he saw Magana returning. He reportedly yelled "I hit her!" when he returned.

Magana's expected sentence is 27 years. The sentencing hearing will be held on Dec. 4, 2019. Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women in the United States, most of which happen at the hands of an intimate partner. Click here to read more.