Police Charge Boyfriend in Death of Pregnant Teen

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.
Jackson police have charged 20-year-old Octavious Morrison with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Police say 17-year-old Octavia Love was seven months pregnant and the unborn fetus did not survive.

Detectives say Love was in a back bedroom Saturday afternoon with her boyfriend when a rifle was fired.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said a preliminary exam revealed the teen died from a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

When Morrison was first questioned by police, Officer Colendula Green tells WLBT-TV Morrison said Love was playing with a rifle when it went off.

It was unclear whether Morrison has an attorney.


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