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Pregnant woman, unborn child dead after attack in Tampa, police say

TAMPA, Fla. — A man was arrested and charged after police said he caused the deaths of a victim and her unborn child early Saturday morning.Police said around 3:25 a.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of E. Emma Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.When officers arrived, they found a victim suffering from life-threatening injuries.The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Police said the victim was six months pregnant. The unborn child was delivered and lived briefly before dying, police said.Tampa police identified Jay Leonard Rodriguez as the person who attacked the victim in her home. Police said he caused the deaths of both the victim and the unborn child.He was arrested without incident.Rodriguez is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and violation of probation.This incident is still under investigation.

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