Pa. man pleads in death of pregnant woman, child

  • Associated Press March 27, 2013

STROUDSBURG – An eastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child two years ago.

The Pocono Record says 42-year-old Ruben Velazquez Jr. entered the plea to two counts of third-degree murder on Wednesday in Monroe County Court.

He was charged in the February 2011 slayings of 24-year-old Krystle Ann Vasquez and her unborn child. Authorities said she was eight months pregnant

Defense attorney T. Alex Jones said he faces five to 40 years in prison on each count when he is sentenced June 21.


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