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Florida: Man charged with murder of 9-month pregnant woman was unborn child’s father

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A 19-year-old man has been accused of murdering a Florida woman who was nine months pregnant.

Reginald Perry Jr. turned himself in for the shooting death of 21-year-old Felicia Jones, who was found dead in Riverside Park in Jacksonville last weekend, after being identified as a suspect, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Officials did not specify the connection between Perry and Jones, but her family told First Coast News that he was the father of her unborn child.

After an autopsy, investigators ruled Jones’ cause of death a gunshot wound and identified Perry as a suspect.

He is facing two counts of second-degree murder, according to online jail records.

“We want to let the world know that she was loved,” Jones’ aunt, Angelica Williams, told First Coast News. “Her baby was expected. We wanted this baby. I was super excited about my nephew. All of that has been taken away from us. We’re distraught right now.”

The baby was due Oct. 8.



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