Two Charged With Attacking Pregnant Woman

Two men facing criminal charges for allegedly attacking a pregnant woman in Quincy Center are due back in Quincy District Court May 29.

Tyrese D. Johnson-Nurse, 19, and David D. Russell, 18, were arraigned on charges of aggravated assault and battery on a pregnant woman and assault and battery April 11 in Quincy District Court. They pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Judge Mark Coven said the two defendants could pose a danger to the public and imposed additional conditions, including the wearing of a GPS monitoring device, should the defendants be released.

Russell, who was additionally charged with assault and battery, was expected to be released April 12 with the GPS monitor. He was ordered to stay away from the woman and any witnesses and will be required to remain in his home, except to go to work.

Johnson-Nurse had his bail revoked on a pending armed robbery case in Suffolk County and will remain in custody.

Prosecutors said the woman was walking with her boyfriend in the area of the Quincy post office on Washington Street around 6 p.m. on April 9 when she felt sick and began to vomit. Prosecutors said the two defendants confronted the couple and began punching the woman and she yelled she was pregnant. The boyfriend was also attacked when he stepped in to defend the woman, officials said.

A witness recorded the incident; the video was played during the defendants’ arraignment.

The men fled the scene and were arrested at a nearby store.

The woman had no visible injuries, police said, and her boyfriend had a cut on his head. Both went to an area hospital on their own.


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