AKRON -- A 4-year-old boy is recovering from facial injuries after police say he tried to stop his mother's live-in boyfriend from beating her.
Police say on June 20 at 1 a.m. in the morning, the boyfriend began to argue and assault his pregnant 23-year-old girlfriend. During the confrontation, police say the boyfriend punched his girlfriend in the face and abdomen several times.
The 4-year-old tried to stop the beating at which point he was also hit by the woman's boyfriend who is also the boy's father.
The mother-in her third trimester-was taken to the hospital where she went into labor and delivered a stillborn baby.
The boyfriend, identified by police as Tyvon D. Ward, 21, of Akron has been taken into custody. He has been booked into the Summit County Jail on two counts of felonious assault.