ADELANTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend to death, the alleged beating also resulting in the death of his unborn baby.
Willie Davis Hines Jr. 23, of Adelanto, is charged with two counts of murder. He is set to be arraigned Thursday in Victorville Superior Court, said Chris Lee, spokesman for the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's homicide investigators drove to San Diego and arrested Hines on suspicion of the murders of Cruz and the fetus.
He is being held without bail at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.
Deputies found Tatjana Cruz, 24, unconscious Dec. 14 after a reported domestic disturbance with Hines, who officials say was her boyfriend.
Cruz was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition with severe head injuries.
At the hospital doctors discovered the woman's 20-week-old fetus had died.
Then, two days after the alleged beating, Cruz died.
Sheriff's investigators say Hines was the father of the unborn child.
On Friday Hines posted a lengthy message on Facebook claiming the deaths of Cruz and the fetus were accidental.
In the message, Hines acknowledges that he and Cruz had a dispute that began with his revelation that they were no longer in a "monogamous relationship."
But the tragic results of that dispute, he wrote, were not intentional.
"What took place on that day was a disaster it was obscene and hurtful to those who cared and loved Me and Raised me so much different," Hines wrote.
He apologized many times for Cruz's death and the death of the fetus.
"I know there is no way to believing [sic] anything I have to say but just know I am not armed nor am I dangerous," he wrote. "I fled the scene, because I don't think there is any way to prove that this is not just a act of pure hate."
In the message, Hines did not give an indication of where he was.
Anyone with further information about the case is urged to call Sgt. Carlos A. Espinoza or Detective Jerry Davenport, 909-387-3589.
Man Charged With Murder of Girlfriend, Unborn Child
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