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Pregnant woman forced to dig own grave

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Twenty-eight-year-old Jed Vincent appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday on charges of assault, intimidation and detaining a person.

Police allege Vincent assaulted his 30-weeks-pregnant partner before forcing her to start digging the grave, which they say is big enough to hold a human body.

They further allege he then assaulted her again before locking her in a bedroom of the house.

The woman waited until her partner fell asleep before escaping and raising the alarm.

Vincent is due to face court again on December 4.


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  1. This horrible violent man needs to be locked up and the key thrown into the ocean – so he doesn’t harm any more women and children. This is not the first time and it won’t be the last. He has been in jail before – why do they keep letting these idiots out??

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