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Two Arrested After Pregnant Georgia Mom Found Stabbed To Death

Curteze Avery and Shallandra Freeman have been arrested in the stabbing death of their acquaintance, Breanna Burgess, who was 20 weeks pregnant when she died.

By Ashley Hull
A personal photo of Breanna Burgess

A pregnant mother was found stabbed to death in the middle of the night, leaving behind her three remaining children. 

Breanna Burgess, 26, was found dead in LaGrange, Georgia — about 65 miles southwest of Atlanta — around 2:30 a.m. on July 27. Police happened upon her remains near the West Georgia Technical College campus while on patrol, the LaGrange Daily News reported. She had been stabbed multiple times and died as a result of her injuries, according to a news release from the police department received by Oxygen.com.

Burgess was reportedly 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her murder, and her unborn child did not survive the attack, the release states.

Burgess was a mother of three, and leaves behind a 5-, a 7-, and a 9-year-old. 

Police identified two suspects just hours after Burgess’ remains were found: Curteze Avery, 28, and Shallandra Freeman, 27. The two were arrested at their home, where police say they found additional evidence pointing to their involvement in the murder.

Avery and Freeman have been charged with murder and feticide and are being held at the Troup Country Jail without bond, Crime Online reports.

The two had had reportedly been acquaintances of Burgess for many years, but the motive behind the allegedly targeted murder is still unknown. 

"It’s a monster who did this to her," Paulette Ngtmi, a family member of Burgess', told Fox5 Atlanta. "We want to see justice for her because she did not deserve what happened to her."

The family is raising money via GoFundMe to help cover funeral costs and support the three children Burgess left behind. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

A representative from the LaGrange Police Department did not respond to Oxygen.com's request for comment.

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