HPD: Mom who had just given birth at hospital beaten by boyfriend while holding newborn

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HOUSTON — A man is accused of assaulting his child’s mother at a hospital while the woman held their newborn in her arms.

Domenic Devaughn Dupont, 22, has been charged with assault family violence and endangering a child.

According to Houston police, the attack happened at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, just a few days after the woman had given birth.

Police said around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Dupont and his child’s mother began to argue. Dupont grew angry and repeatedly struck his girlfriend in the face while she was still holding the baby. A 1-year-old child was also present when the assault happened.

A doctor stepped in and grabbed the baby, and Dupont fled the scene.

He was arrested a short time later.