Pregnant GR Woman in Critical Condition, Boyfriend Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge

Screen shot 2013-11-06 at 5.05.02 PMGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An 18-year-old Grand Rapids woman is in critical condition after a severe assault from her ex-boyfriend Tuesday night, according to police.

Adam Andrew Phillips, 22, was arrested on attempted murder charges Wednesday afternoon.  Family friends tell us that he assaulted Elizabeth Batchelder in front of their 1-year-old daughter.  Batchelder is also currently 3 months pregnant.

Police were called to their residence in the 200 block of Sweet Street at 7 p.m. Tuesday.  Batchelder was taken to an area hospital with a head injury, and is currently in a coma.  Phillips allegedly fled the scene and was arrested Wednesday.

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16 comments

  • mr peas

    Jeez, another woman running with a low life. Bet it isn't the first time he wacked her. Hope she comes out okay and wakes up. Hope he goes away for many years and she figures out why she is attracted to scum.

    • mhp

      You should be ashamed of your self, her family is reading this and you say something like that when she is fighting for her life. Shame on you

    • LisaZ

      Judgemental jerks, such as yourself continue to make her feel bad about herself, after he has abused her mentally to the point of thinking she is nothing. Great going – you sound like one yourself!

      • Katie

        There are many reasons why individuals stay in abusive relationships: Fear of losing kids, fear of not having money to escape the relationship, not having a MEANS to escape, yes, of course the fact that there is love and hope that the person will change, deep-set beliefs that separation is not the answer, fear of leaving lest she experience even more violence, fear that nobody will believe her, etc. I would encourage you to look more into domestic violence, because you seem to have no idea what women and men who are involved in abusive relationships goes through.

  • Scherzerfan

    I hope the one-yr-old has no memory of this. Rotten SOB. Does he look familiar to anybody else? Do you know if he's been in the new recently?

  • Devon Morrison's Mom

    Prayers out to her, her family, her children and her friends. May she have a full recovery and her unborn child unscathed. Breaks my heart when I see storied like this.

  • Erin

    That is so crazy i went to school with her i was always areound her daughter i told her she needs to get away from him.. Hope everything comes out good.

  • Drew

    This dude look way familiar I feel for this beautiful young lady her family and friends and child, He will get his

  • Keli

    The report says ex-noyfriend and later mentions that police were called to their residence. Does that mean the victim and her year old daughter? I guess,it is possible that the victim broke up with him after the assault despite being in critical condition. I hope she and her unborn child survive to recover from this violent act.