Damiani charged battery of unborn child, assault

Jan. 25, 2013 @ 07:01 AM

George Samuel Damiani,28, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Thursday by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Officers after he was involved in a confrontation with his pregnant wife.

Amanda Damiani of River Landing in Rutherfordton, was taken to Rutherford Regional Medical Center for treatment after her husband allegedly assaulted and strangled her, inflicting serious injury.

Damianti had his first appearance in Rutherford County District Court Thursday.

He is charged with battery of an unborn child, assault inflicting serious injury and assaulted by strangulation.

Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis said under a new law, if a woman is at least six weeks pregnant and is assaulted, the charge of battery of unborn child is issued to assailant.