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Asa Davison : Jailed for killing girlfriend’s unborn baby

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A jealous boyfriend who killed his pregnant partner’s unborn baby because it bothered him that it was fathered by another man was jailed for life today.

Asa Davison, from Gillingham, Dorset, attacked victim Isabelle Irish when she was 29 weeks pregnant to destroy the child.

The 35-year-old woman, who has a history of domestic violence, deliberately kicked and hit Miss Irish in the stomach and dragged her down the road.

She was found crouched in the backyard of a home by the owner who called the police.

Miss Irish was taken to the hospital and a scan did not detect a fetal heartbeat. She had to give birth to her stillborn baby, who had been perfectly healthy in her 20-week scan.

Davison was found guilty of the lesser known crime of destroying children under the Child Life Preservation Act (1929) following a trial in Bournemouth Crown Court.

Today, a judge called Davison “very dangerous” for women, as he imprisoned him for life, with a minimum sentence of 12 years before he can be considered for parole.

Davison was also found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm and perverting the course of justice for crimes committed in late 2020.

Representing himself via video link at the sentencing hearing, he said that he had not had a fair trial and “never intended to kill anyone.”

He left the link to the video during the course of the hearing.

The court heard at the time of the attack that Davison was out of prison on leave, having been convicted of an assault on a previous girlfriend, whom he had kicked in the stomach while pregnant.

In sentencing, Judge Cutts said “Davison’s resentment had simmered and erupted into violence” in May 2020.

She told Davison that he had a “violent and controlling nature” and that his victim had been “very pregnant and vulnerable.”

He was ordered to spend a minimum of 12 years in jail, minus the 475 days that he has already spent in custody, before being considered for parole.

Quick Facts

  • Asa Davison attacked girlfriend Isabelle Irish while she was 29 weeks pregnant
  • He deliberately kicked and punched her in the stomach to destroy her child 
  • Miss Irish was later taken to hospital and a scan detected no fetal heartbeat
  • Davison was found guilty of the lesser-known offence of child destruction under the Infant Life Preservation Act (1929) and jailed for life  
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