JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Kingsport man has pleaded not guilty after authorities say he severely injured a woman, causing her to lose her unborn child.
Dominique Fleming pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder on Monday.
Fleming, 25, was appointed a public defender.
He will be back in court on February 26.
Fleming was arrested on November 8, following an investigation.
He is accused of assaulting a pregnant woman and leaving her with a severe head injury.
The fetus was lost due to complications caused by the injury.
According to the Johnson City Police Department, the assault occurred on November 6 at a home on Big Valley Drive in Johnson City.