A man who doesn’t seem interested in being called a dad soaked his pregnant girlfriend in flammable liquid and set her ablaze, forcing her into labour prematurely.
Andrea Grinage, 30, was found by the Police and the fire crew who responded to a fire report around 11.45am o Friday in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
She was found with critical burns over much of her body.
She soon went into labour force by the horrific trauma and gave birth to a baby girl, named Journey Aleah, seven weeks early. Mother and baby are both recovering.
The victim’s father Arthur Grinage Sr said her daughter had lost everything in the fire and seeking for help on a GoFundMe campaign to help his daughter start over.
“Everything was lost in the fire and she must begin a new with your help. She has a long road to recovery and unknown medical cost. PLEASE stop domestic violence!”
“It all stems from him not wanting to take responsibility of him being a newborn dad. 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.”
Andrea is said to be a mother of two boys ages 8 and 15.
Prince George’s County police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan told NBC Washington: “These are not the circumstances under which this baby was to be born. She was very brave. We want her family to know how brave she was, suffering as badly as she was – critically burned, worried about her unborn child, dealing with those injuries and was able to share that information with us so that we could get moving with our investigation and locate this person.”