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.”!/Obituary

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

Salatheia Smith

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.

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

Ondrea Stevenson

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.!/Obituary

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


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.

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.

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

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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.–baby-survives.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.!/Obituary

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Stephanie Terlisner (Dallas, TX)

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Update at 5:33 a.m. on Oct 18 by Claire Cardona:

The suspect in the Oct. 12 murder of a pregnant woman in Southeast Oak Cliff was arrested and is in jail.

Ka’darius Barrett, 19, was booked at 8:06 p.m. on Thursday. He is being held on a capital murder charge in lieu of $1 million bail.

Update at 9 p.m. on Oct 14 by Claire Cardona:

Dallas Police on Monday released the name of a suspect they are seeking in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman Saturday.

Witnesses told police that Ka’darius Demond Barrett, 19, entered a drug house in the 6600 block of Cool Morn Drive near Bonnie View Road at 7 p.m. He shot Stephanie Terlisner, 28, of Dallas once in the chest with a semi-automatic handgun then fled on foot, according to the police report.

Witnesses said Barrett entered the drug house and shot Terlisner once in the chest with a semi-automatic handgun then fled on foot.

A witness was in the living room when the suspect, known to the witness as “KD,” walked into the house and started yelling at the people in the room about being robbed an hour earlier. The suspect thought one of the people in the house set him up to be robbed, according to a police report.

The witness walked down the hall and heard the gunshot then saw Terlisner on the ground bleeding from the chest, police said.

Terlisner was transported to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where she and her 6-month-old fetus died.

Original item at 6:09 p.m. on Oct. 13:

Police are searching for a suspect after a pregnant woman was killed Saturday night during the robbery of a Southeast Oak Cliff home.

A robber fatally shot Stephanie Terlisner, 28, of Dallas in the chest around 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Cool Morn Drive, near Bonnie View Road, according to the police report.

A pregnant Texas woman who was just days away from giving birth was shot dead by an armed intruder at her home which was known to be a ‘drug smoke house’.

Stephanie Terlisner, 28, and her unborn baby were killed Saturday evening after a robber entered the Oak Cliff home around 7pm and opened fire.

Terlisner, who had a 4-year-old daughter, was shot once in the chest. She was taken to Baylor Hospital but doctors were unable to save her.

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Brianna Anderson (Tampa, FL)

Brianna Anderson

TAMPA — Doctors delivered a healthy baby by cesarean section Wednesday from a 22-year-old gunshot patient who later died at the hospital.

Brianna Anderson was shot Wednesday afternoon at North Boulevard Homes apartments, across the street from Blake High School. She was alive when police arrived but “coded’’ – lost her heartbeat and other vital signs – in the ambulance, police said. Paramedics were able to revive her.

She was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital late Wednesday.

The baby was in the third trimester and was delivered by C-section shortly after Anderson arrived at the hospital.

“The baby is doing well,’’ said Tampa Police Department spokeswoman Laura McElroy. “It looks like the baby is going to make it.’’

Jamar Anjuan Silas, 22, of Seffner was taken into custody about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after police spotted a a blue Hyundai Accent on Interstate 275 that they had been looking for in connection with the shooting. Silas was a passenger in the vehicle, McElroy said.

Anderson won’t get the chance. She was shot by Jamar Silas, police say, the father of her children, about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

He did it in front of their 3-year-old son, Tyler, according to Anderson’s brother. The little boy understands enough. On Thursday, people heard him say, “My mommy was shot.”

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Lakeisha Jones (Colorado Springs, CO)

Lakeisha Jones

Police arrested who they believe is responsible for shooting and killing a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs Monday. The suspect is the victim’s husband, but police said the couple was separated.

32-year-old Andre Jones, of Fountain, faces a first-degree murder charge.

Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Lakeisha Jones, of Colorado Springs. She was expecting a baby girl. Doctors performed a C-Section on the infant and were able to save her. But she remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Lakeisha Jones had three other children ages 4, 10 and 12.

The shooting happened at the Summit Apartments, 2710 Reeve Circle, which is located near Highway 115 and Lake Avenue on the south side of the city.

Police say that the call for help came in at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Vickky Castillo (Fontana, CA)

Vickky Castillo

A man and a woman are dead following what police believe was a murder-suicide in Fontana on Saturday.

Fontana police received a 911 call about a possible stabbing in the 15000 block of Rosemary Drive at about 12:10 a.m. The reporting party said two people were down and unresponsive at the location, possibly after a man stabbed his girlfriend and then cut his own wrists.

When officers responded to the scene, they found the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Louis Clouston, with severe head trauma from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The female victim was found nearby and appeared to have blunt force trauma to the head and a possible gunshot wound to the body.

San Bernardino County coroner’s officials said Castillo, who was eight months pregnant, was stabbed and then shot by Louis Clouston, 22, who first tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists and then apparently shot himself, authorities said.

The killings occurred around 12:10 a.m. Aug. 31 at a residence in the 15300 block of Rosemary Drive, in Fontana. Clouston and Castillo were pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, authorities said.

Family members found 26-year-old Vickky Castillo and 22-year-old Louis Clouston dead at 12:10 p.m., according to authorities.

San Bernardino County coroner’s officials said Castillo, who was eight months pregnant, was stabbed and then shot by Louis Clouston, 22, who first tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists and then apparently shot himself, authorities said.

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Tameda Ferguson (Dawson, GA)

Tameda Ferguson

PERRY — A senior airman at Robins Air Force Base accused of killing his fiancee and their unborn child for $1 million in insurance money may face the death penalty.

Charlie Amos Wilson III, 26, also has been linked to another death in an unrelated suspicious fire nearly three years before the slaying.

Wilson appeared before a military officer Tuesday as part of two-day Article 32 hearing held at the Houston County Courthouse.

The hearing is part of the military court process in which a recommendation will be made on whether Wilson will face court-martial, which his attorneys expect, and the specific charges he’s expected to be tried on. The Article 32 investigating officer who presided over the hearing is also expected to make a recommendation on whether the death penalty should be sought.

The body of 30-year-old Tameda Ferguson, who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant, was found in her Dawson home in the early morning hours of Aug. 29, 2013. She had been shot.

Wilson was arrested Aug. 31, 2013, on charges of murder and feticide after an investigation by the GBI and Terrell County Sheriff’s Office.

Dawson, GA. – Arrest warrants were served charging Charlie Amos Wilson, III with the murder of Tameda Ferguson and her unborn child. Wilson, 26 years old, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of feticide. Today, at approximately 2 p.m., as Wilson was traveling through Tift County, his vehicle was spotted by a Tift County deputy. Wilson was arrested without incident by law enforcement with the Tift County Sheriff’s Department.

The body of Tameda Ferguson, 30 years old, was discovered in her home at 3707 Doverel Highway, Dawson, Georgia in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 29th. Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assist the sheriff’s office with the death investigation. Ms. Ferguson, who was reported to be 8 ½ months pregnant, had apparently suffered a gunshot wound. The investigation lead to Charlie Wilson, a known associate of Ms. Ferguson. Wilson lives at 301 Tarpon Trace, Byron, Georgia.

Double Shooting – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Brittany Stykes (Brown County, OH)

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Brown County Deputies were called to investigate a vehicle off the road in a wooded area between S.R. 125 and Laycock Road on US Rt. 68. It was reported August 28 around 7:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found 22-year-old Brittany Stykes and her 14-month-old daughter, Aubree, suffering from gunshot wounds in a yellow Jeep. Brittany Stykes was pronounced dead at the scene, and the toddler was immediately taken to Southwest Regional Medical Center for treatment.

According to the Brown County Coroner’s autopsy report, Stykes was hit three times by two bullets. One bullet caused a minor neck wound, but the second caused a fatal chest wound and passed through Stykes’ body and hit her right arm.

Stykes was also 17 weeks pregnant, and her death led to the death of her unborn child, according to the autopsy report.

Stykes was 17-weeks pregnant when she was found with multiple gunshot wounds and slouched in her vehicle on Aug. 28, just three miles away from her parents’ home in Ripley.

On Aug. 28, police responding to what they thought was a car crash along U.S. Route 68 instead found Stykes shot dead in her car. Her then 14-month-old daughter, Aubree, was still strapped in a car seat next to her, bleeding from a gunshot wound to her head.

Stykes was five-months pregnant when she was found with multiple gunshot wounds and slouched in her vehicle.

Aubree survived the shooting, and four surgeries later, is largely the same little girl she was before.

Double Shooting – Killed – Pregnant Woman – Alexis Taylor (Milwaukee, WI)

Alexis Taylor

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 24-year-old William Taper III of Milwaukee has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 27-year-old Alexis Taylor.

Taylor, a mother of two, was shot and killed inside her apartment on N. 91st Street on Saturday, August 24th. Taylor’s 34-year-old boyfriend was also shot, but sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. Saturday, August 24th at an apartment on 91st St. near Appleton Ave. Police believe there was a drug deal in progress.

Taper now faces two counts of first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon), and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

The criminal complaint in the case says Taylor suffered nine gunshot wounds — and was five months pregnant at the time of her death. A Medical Examiner determined the fetus was a viable live fetus, who died only as a result of the death of Taylor, according to the criminal complaint.

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Da’Lyne Foster (Dayton, OH)

Da’Lyne Foster

A baby boy, who was delivered after his mother was shot to death by a stray bullet, was in critical condition Thursday — the day his mother’s doctors planned to induce labor.

The boy had not been named and his grandmother has been at his side since his birth, Dayton homicide Sgt. Richard Blommel said. The boy is the son of Da’Lyne Foster, 27, who was a bystander during an escalating series of physical confrontations around the DeSoto Bass housing project near Stewart Street on Wednesday.

The original disturbance started between two women who lived in DeSoto Bass. One had just moved in with her boyfriend and the other was his ex-girlfriend, Blommel said.

As the conflict escalated, participants began calling in friends and relatives and an unruly crowd formed.

A police report examined by the Dayton Daily News showed that officers were called to 24 Bragg Place about 7:18 p.m. on the report that “people were pushing one another and getting ready to fight.” As officers drove to the scene, they were told that some people had guns, the report said.

When police arrived, no one was physically fighting, but some people were yelling at each other. After the officers calmed people down, they were approached by residents from 24 Bragg and 40 Bragg, the report said.

Officer Jacob Rillo reported that he ordered both Martin and Boyd to leave the area for the night to prevent further fights. Neither woman expressed any interest in prosecuting the other for the fight, and Martin was “just upset about her window being broken,” the report said.

Just before 9 p.m., several people called 911 to report Foster’s shooting. One caller said Foster was hit “right near the heart. And she’s pregnant.” Another reported that “they were shooting in the air.”

Foster, who was past term and scheduled to be induced today, was pronounced dead at 9:19 p.m. Wednesday. The baby was delivered via C-section sometime overnight at Miami Valley Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Center by an emergency and trauma team, according to hospital officials

Killed – Pregnant Woman – Shamari Jenkins (Hartford, CT)

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A Connecticut man enraged that his pregnant girlfriend wouldn’t get an abortion allegedly hired a hitman to kill her, according to court documents.

Carlton Bryan, 21, was riding with Shamari Jenkins, who was four months pregnant, when she was fatally shot April 29 while driving in Hartford’s North End, police said.

Alleged trigger man Matthew Allen Hall-Davis fired through the back window and struck 20-year-old Jenkins.

HARTFORD — A 21-year-old East Hartford woman was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a car in Hartford early today.

Lt. Brian Foley said police received a 911 call a few minutes before 1 a.m. reporting gunfire at the corner of Mather and Magnolia streets.

Upon arrival, police found the woman, who police have not yet identified pending notification of her family, in a Honda Accord that was crashed in the southwest corner of the street. She was suffering from a gunshot wound that entered through her right shoulder and exited through her torso, police said.

The woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford where she was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m., Foley said.

The 21-year-old East Hartford woman was shot in the shoulder while driving in Hartford on April 29th. Police say Bryan, her boyfriend, also was in the car, which had come to a stop on Magnolia Street.

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