Category Archives: Pregnant Woman

Killed – Pregnant Teen – Eva Casara (Chicago, IL)

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CHICAGO – A third suspect in the Christmas Day murder of a pregnant Chicago teen has been charged after surrendering Monday, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Darius D. Marshall, 19, of Dolton, Ill., is due in court Thursday to face charges of murder and attempted armed robbery. His attorney, Stuart Goldberg, told the Sun-Times his client will plead not guilty.

Marshall turned himself in after his brothers, a 16-year-old boy and 21-year-old Diante Coakley, were charged with the murder of Eva Casara, 17, over the weekend. Prosecutors say Casara was shot in the back of the head during a botched robbery in which she was allegedly participating Dec. 25. She was reportedly 26 weeks pregnant with the child of the 16-year-old suspect, who was her boyfriend.

Prosecutors have said Casara plotted with her boyfriend, his brother Coakley and another unnamed brother to commit a robbery, reports the Sun-Times. They believe Coakley fired the fatal shot, though they say Casara wasn’t the intended target.

Casara was shot in the back of the head on Wednesday. Her body was found in a residential area in Dolton around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, but police believe the shooting occurred somewhere else. Casara was taken to the hospital, where doctors saved her baby but she died.

“We believe we found the actual location where this young lady was shot at,” Dolton Police Chief John Franklin said. “It was suspected (Wednesday) night that she was not actually shot at 1102, that she was placed there. And members of the Crime Task Force have found some shell casings in the 15200 South Dorchester where we believe the actual shooting did occur there.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-3rd-suspect-charged-in-murder-of-pregnant-ill-teen/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/2-charged-in-pregnant-teens-death-in-illinois/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9372968/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9374934/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9375078/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9374934

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/boyfriend-his-brother-cha_n_4519069.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/pregnant-teen-killed-boyfriend-brother-authorities-article-1.1561273

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/illinois/dolton/charges-filed-in-christmas-slaying-of-pregnant-cal-city-teen/article_46bd75f5-65c9-5651-a560-4b36fa740112.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-29/news/ct-dolton-baby-met-20140629_1_baby-survives-casara-and-coakley-pregnant-teen

http://www.mcculloughfuneralservices.com/obituaries/Eva-Casara/#!/Obituary

Double Shooting – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Salatheia Smith (Tampa, FL)

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Tampa, Florida — A pregnant woman is dead and a suspect is in critical condition after a violent home invasion in Tampa.

Witnesses say two masked men entered an unlocked home along N. Brooks Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the residents.

During the home invasion, one of the suspects shot 22-year-old Salatheia “Sunshine” Smith. Tampa Police say Smith, who was six to eight weeks pregnant, later died from her injuries.

Police say Smith’s boyfriend then released his pit bull on the intruders. One of the suspects managed to shoot the female dog in the leg as she attacked.

A suspect dropped his handgun as he struggled with the pit bull, which police say the boyfriend then picked up and opened fire, shooting 35-year-old Anthony Robinson.

Both suspects then fled the from the house, with Robinson collapsing on the sidewalk. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The other suspect remains at large.

Female Victim: Salatheia (Sunshine) Smith, DOB: 12-25-90, B/F, 8214 North Brooks Street (deceased)

Male Victim: Charles Patrick Duefrane Jr. DOB: 11-01-90, W/M, 8214 North Brooks Street (uninjured)

Female Victim: Sylvia Lynn Gilley, DOB: 11-17-75, 911 East Ellicott Street, Tampa (uninjured victim who was visiting her son’s home)

Female Victim: 4-year-old girl (uninjured, visiting her brother’s home with her mother)

Injured Suspect: Robinson, Anthony Robinson, DOB 8-20-78, B/M, unknown address (hospitalized in critical condition)

Detectives have determined that two masked suspects targeted the unlocked home with the intent to rob the victims. During the home invasion, one of the suspects fired and shot the female victim. She later died from her injuries. She was 6-8 weeks pregnant. Her boyfriend then released his Pit Bull and it attacked the intruder. One of the suspects shot the Pit Bull once in the leg. The female dog was transported to an emergency vet clinic and is currently listed in stable condition. As the suspect struggled with the dog, he dropped his handgun. The boyfriend picked it up and shot one of the suspects. Both suspects fled from the home. One collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the house. He remains in critical condition this morning. The second suspect fled from the scene.

The boyfriend and girlfriend lived together at the home. His mother and 4-year-old sister were visiting when the home invasion took place. The mother shielded her daughter during the attack. Neither was injured. Anyone with information about the fleeing suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips from the public that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/local/2013/12/15/2048146/

http://www.tampagov.net/news/one-victim-killed-and-one-suspect-critically-injured-weekend-home-invasion

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/police-release-new-details-on-violent-tampa-home-invasion/2157248

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/12/16/tampa_home_invasion_.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/woman-killed-in-early-morning-home-invasion

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/03/12/2048146/

http://www.tbo.com/news/crime/pregnant-woman-killed-suspect-wounded-in-tampa-home-invasion-20131216/

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131216/NEWS/131219363

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Ondrea Stevenson (Charlotte, NC)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police were on the scene of a deadly shooting in west Charlotte for more than 10 hours Wednesday.

The shooting happened after 2 a.m. at an apartment building on Leake Street off of West Boulevard and Billy Graham Parkway.

Police confirmed the female victim died after shots were fired into an apartment.

Investigators said a 19-year-old woman was asleep on the couch.

The victim was identified as Ondrea Japonica Stevenson, 19.
Officers arrived at the Little Rock Apartments and said they found the woman shot.

Eyewitness News spoke with a woman, who says her niece lives inside the apartment that was shot into. She says her niece and three other women were sleeping inside the apartment when gunshots rang out.

A friend of the victim told Channel 9 she was expecting her first child.

A 19-year-old woman pregnant with her first child was shot dead as she slept on a sofa in a North Carolina apartment in the early hours of Wednesday.

Ondrea Japonica Stevenson, who was 13 weeks pregnant, was rushed to hospital after a gunman fired four shots into the west Charlotte apartment at 2am.

Neighbors of the apartment complex feared the target may have been the father of Miss Stevenson’s unborn child.

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/police-investigating-deadly-shooting-west-charlott/ncBMs/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24131030/woman-shot-killed-in-west-charlotte-apartment

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/03/11067556/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/north-carolina/pregnant-19yearold-shot-killed-in-charlotte/23294118

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/19yearold_pregnant_woman_killed_in_w_charlotte070939946.cfm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518794/Pregnant-woman-shot-dead-slept-North-Carolina-home.html

http://www.14news.com/story/24412405/charlotte-family-mourns

http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/07/24/12272054/

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/homicide_rate_remains_low_but_some_neighborhoods_struggle083542239.cfm

http://www.aegriersonsfcc.com/obituaries/Ondrea-Stevenson/#!/Obituary

http://www.aegriersonsfcc.com/who-we-are/testimonials

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=ondrea-stevenson&pid=168476032&referrer=218

Double Shooting – Wounded – Pregnant Woman (East Chicago, IN)

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EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.

The crimes may be related to the deceased trying to sever previous gang ties, East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said.

Rolando Munoz Cuevas III, of the 3500 block of Grand Blvd. in East Chicago, was pronounced dead at 8:10 a.m. at his home, according to a Lake County coroner’s office report.

The cause of death was listed as multiple gunshot wounds suffered in a homicide.

Cuevas’ 20-year-old girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, was hospitalized Saturday morning with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, police said.

“At last report, she and the baby were doing fine,” Becker said.

Police were called to the home at 6:37 a.m. for a report of a shooting and found Cuevas dead and his girlfriend wounded. Eight or nine people, including four or five young children and an older male, were home at the time of the shooting and were not injured, Becker said.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/east-chicago/e-c-man-killed-girlfriend-wounded-in-shooting/article_ff110e22-3c13-5469-887f-8d68270fb565.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/01/east-chicago-man-shot-to-death-in-bed-girlfriend-wounded/

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/01/man-fatally-shot-pregnant-girlfriend-wounded-in-east-chicago/

http://www.fifefuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=407304

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwitimes/obituary.aspx?pid=168324724

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Caitlin A. Albritton (Gainesville, FL)

Caitlin A. Albritton

Following a daylong search, Gainesville Police arrested a man Sunday after it was reported that he shot and killed his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Officers arrested 33-year-old Alvin G. Thomas at Budget Inn, 4401 SW 13th St., at about 7 p.m. Sunday, said GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias in a news release.

A little more than 24 hours earlier, witnesses said they saw Thomas arguing with Caitlin A. Albritton, the mother of his 9-month-old daughter, at the Village Green Apartments, Tobias said.

Police responded to the complex, 3101 NE 15th St., after receiving calls that the 22-year-old had been shot.

Albritton was six weeks pregnant and died at the scene from a single bullet wound to her head, Tobias said. The pair’s daughter is now safe with Albritton’s family.

Thomas then drove from the complex in a silver pickup truck, Tobias said.

Police have accused the 31-year-old of killing his pregnant former girlfriend, Caitlin A. Albritton, 22, around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors told officials they heard the pair arguing in their home at the Village Green Apartments before a single gun shot was fired.

Albritton, six weeks pregnant, was rushed to the hospital but did not recover from her injuries. Thomas and Albritton were in a relationship, police said, and had a 9-month-old daughter now being cared for by Albritton’s family.

http://www.alligator.org/news/local/article_af981462-5016-11e3-873a-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.wuft.org/news/2013/11/18/gpd-captures-arrests-murder-suspect-alvin-thomas/

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131117/ARTICLES/131119663

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131122/ARTICLES/131129813

http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2013/11/man-kills-mother-his-daughter-while-shes-pregnant-her-next-child

http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20131204/ARTICLES/131209866

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131116/ARTICLES/131119685/1150/news09?Title=Woman-shot-to-death-in-northeast-Gainesville

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesville/obituary.aspx?pid=168120424

Triple Murder – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Alexis Huntley-Boyce (Orlando, FL)

Alexis Huntley-Boyce

Investigators said Michael Boyce, 33, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly shot his wife, Alexis Boyce, in the head. Michael Boyce was denied bond during his first court appearance at the jail on Saturday.

Alexis Boyce was 8 months pregnant with twins when she was shot at her family’s apartment on Nikki Court in Orange County. Authorities said Alexis Boyce was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center, along with one of her unborn sons. The surviving twin is in the neonatal intensive care unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital.

A twin baby who survived when his pregnant mother was shot and killed last week in Orange County died late Thursday night, according to officials.

The boy, named Jael Boyce, died a week after his mother, 23-year-old Alexis Boyce, was shot in the head in her Orlando apartment, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Boyce, who was 8 months pregnant, was pronounced dead last week at Orlando Regional Medical Center. One of the babies also died. Jael was in the neonatal intensive care unit at Winnie Palmer Hospital, but died early Friday, according to sheriff’s officials.

According to his arrest affidavit, the newlyweds were inside their apartment off Pershing Avenue about 4:25 p.m. Thursday when a shot rang out.

Alexis Boyce’s parents, who also lived in the apartment, ran out of their bedroom to find their son-in-law standing in the living room and holding a 9 mm handgun, according to the affidavit.

Leon Huntley persuaded his son-in-law to hand over the firearm just as sheriff’s deputies arrived to the scene.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —One day after his second twin son died following the shooting death of his wife, Michael Boyce faced a judge to have another first-degree murder charge filed against him.

Boyce is accused of the Nov. 14 shooting of his pregnant wife, Alexis Boyce, at the family’s home in East Orange County. She died along with one of the two twins, a boy named Kael Boyce.

Doctors delivered the other twin, Jael Boyce, who lived for about a week. He died Thursday night, Nov. 21, after doctors determined he would only survive on life-support, and the equipment was disconnected from him.

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/man-shoots-wife-pregnant-twins-death/nbsjL/

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/twin-baby-dies-week-after-pregnant-mother-shot-dead/23103630

http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/michael-boyce-faces-judge-for-third-murder-charge-after-second-twin-son-dies/23126768

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-11-15/news/os-pregnant-woman-killed-twins-orlando-20131115_1_suicide-watch-husband-shoots-tiffany-nelson

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-boyce-fla-man-accused-of-fatally-shooting-wife-who-was-pregnant-with-twins/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2508783/Jael-Huntley-surviving-twin-pregnant-mother-Alexis-Boyce-murdered.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507878/Michael-Boyce-shoots-wife-pregnant-twins-dead–baby-survives.html

http://www.ocalapost.com/ex-military-police-officer-michael-boyce-killed-pregnant-wife/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orlandosentinel/obituary.aspx?pid=168210676

http://postellsmortuary.com/obituaries/userprofile/alexisboyce.html

Mass Shooting – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Taeler Shaltry (Detroit, MI)

Taeler Shaltry

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit authorities confirm that the baby who survived a cesarean delivery from a woman killed outside a Detroit house also has died.

The baby had been in critical condition but she was pronounced dead by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police say the 23-year-old mother of the child, Taeler Shaltry, and 25-year-old Brandon Webb, were killed by a gunman Sunday on the city’s west side.

Webb’s 75-year-old grandfather, Bertram Rutledge, was also critically wounded and remains in the hospital.

DETROIT (WJBK)- Detroit police say they’re looking for a gunman who killed Brandon Webb, 25, outside a Detroit house and then fatally shot Tealer Shaltry, 23. Shaltry was nine months pregnant. One other person was shot and critically wounded, Bertram Rutledge, 75.

The shooting happened around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday.

Shaltry’s baby was saved via a cesarean delivery. She and Rutledge remain in critical condition on Monday.

Neighbors tell Fox 2 Police say the gunman fled after shooting Webb but then made a u-turn, came back to the house and saw the two victims helping Webb. They say the gunman then started shooting again, striking Rutledge and Shaltry.

Police are looking for that vehicle the suspect drove off in. They say it is a 2006 silver Pontiac GF with the Michigan license plate CLB 3064. The back window of the vehicle was broken out.

Rutledge and Sheltry heard the commotion and ran to the side door of the home; the shooter again opened fire striking both Sheltry and Rutledge.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/11/09/baby-who-survived-c-section-delivery-after-mom-was-fatally-shot-has-died/

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23874142/detroit-police-seek-suspect-after-pregnant-woman-shot-killed

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