The fifth member of a Texas family is in custody charged with beating a 14-year-old family member to force an abortion, then burning the fetus on an outdoor grill.
Robert Joseph Cayald, 22, (pictured center) was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault and sexual assault of a child. Cayald is reportedly the father of the fetus.
Police said Cayald and his four cousins took part in a six-hour beating of the 14-year-old that resulted in her aborting a stillborn fetus in her Dallas home, WFAA TV reports.
The incident took place in March 2013 when the girl was 8-months pregnant. She told authorities that her cousins pinned her to the floor and took turns stomping, punching and “bouncing up and down” on her abdomen, according to WFAA.
The psychos then tossed the dead fetus on an outdoor grill, doused it with lighter fluid and watched it cook. The charred remains were disposed of in a green garbage bag.
Also in custody are Lonnell McDonald, 27, top left; Cecilia McDonald, 25, top right; Sharon Jones, 45, bottom left; and Cedric Jones, 27, bottom right.
Cayald is being held on $25,000 bond. The others are being held on $150,000 bonds.
The victim, who is now 16, told police she kept the attack a secret because she was too “embarrassed” to say anything, according to an affidavit obtained by WFAA.