A 35-year-old woman, 8 months pregnant, was shot dead by her ex-husband in Alabama on the 24th. The crime caused great repercussions in the country and upset the families of the victims. The author, identified as 47-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Martin, shot and killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend, who also died while trying to protect her, his family told WTVM.
According to police, Jeffrey entered the couple’s home, shot Jessica Martin, and fled to a wooded area near Richard Cook, 40.
Jessica was saved in the hospital, but could not resist her injuries. Doctors tried to save her son by caesarean section, but the baby also died, the New York Post reported.
Jessica’s relatives said she was at home with her ex-husband, a 14-year-old teenager, when her mother was killed.
“When I got to the garage, (her son) ran up to me and said,” Uncle Papa, Richard is dead, my dad shot him in the head, “Jessica’s uncle Terry Moore told local media.
Jessica and Jeffrey have not spoken to each other for 10 years, and the day before the murder, her ex-husband threatened her, her family told her.
“He said I wanted to see his son, so he did what he did before his son,” Terry said.
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