Police: Pregnant woman gives birth after being set on fire in Md., suspect arrested
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (ABC7) —
A pregnant Prince George’s County woman who was set on fire Friday afternoon is fighting for her life.
Family identified the victim as 30-year-old Andrea Grinage.
“You never think it will happen to your love ones-- let alone your daughter,” said Arthur Grinage, who told ABC7. He is Grinage's father.
Arthur said Grinage’s boyfriend was angry because Grinage was pregnant.
“It all stems from him not wanting to take responsibility of him being a newborn dad,” said Arthur. “He didn’t want that. And once a baby is conceived it’s too late for all that. You either step up and be a dad or you walk away.”
According to investigators, Grinage told neighbors the name of her attacker and that the attacker was going to D.C. to kill one of her family members.
Detectives said they were able to get the suspect on the phone and talk him into turning himself in. The suspect has still not been identified by law enforcement.
The baby was not due on Friday, so doctors delivered the baby girl, Journey Aleah, seven weeks early.
“She is doing well,” said Arthur. “She has five of everything and we are blessed.”
Grinage is still in critical condition. The man accused of putting her there is behind bars.
This story has been updated at 10:44 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017.